FERC reports 6 new biomass power units came online in January

By Erin Voegele | February 19, 2013

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects has released its Energy Infrastructure Update for January 2013. According to the report six new biomass power units were brought online in January. Together, the projects feature a combined capacity of 6 MW.

In comparison, the Office of Energy Projects reported that 7 projects representing 38 MW of generation capacity were brought online in January 2012.

The new additions brought online in January 2013 bring total installed biomass capacity within the U.S. to 15.01 gigawatts, 1.29 percent of total U.S. installed power generation capacity.

According to the report, Waste Management Inc. brought its 4 MW Mahoning LFG Facility in Mahoning County, Ohio online in January. The landfill gas project generates power with a Caterpillar Inc. technology generator. Electricity produced at the site is sold to American Municipal Power Inc. under a long-term contract.