Waste-to-energy electricity generation concentrated in Florida and Northeast: U.S. EIA

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (www.eia.gov) new “Today in Energy” brief looks at how much (and where) electricity is generated by waste-to-energy plants.

“At the end of 2015, the United States had 71 waste-to-energy (WTE) plants that generated electricity in 20 U.S. states, with a total generating capacity of 2.3 gigawatts. Florida contains more than one-fifth of the nation’s WTE electricity generation capacity, and in 2015, Florida’s Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility Number 2 became the first new WTE plant to come online since 1995 and the largest single WTE electricity generator in the United States.”—EIA

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Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Electric Generator Report

The “Today in Energy” brief was posted Friday on EIA’s website at: http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=25732.

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