EIA updates short-term bioenergy forecasts

By Erin Voegele, Biomass Magazine.

The U.S. Energy Infrastructure Administration has released the June edition of Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide 9 percent of U.S. electricity generation in 2017, increasing to nearly 10 percent in 2018.

Wood biomass is expected to be used to generate 112,000 MWh per day this year, falling to 111,000 MWh per day next year. Waste biomass is currently expected to be used to generate 59,000 MWh per day in 2017, increasing to 60,000 MWh per day in 2018.