According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), over the past five years, US electricity generation from biomass across all sectors grew from 56 TWh in 2010 to 64 TWh in 2015. Much of this growth occurred in southern states such as Virginia, Florida and Georgia. In 2015, electricity generation from biomass across all sectors accounted for 11.3% of renewable electricity generation and 1.6% of total electricity generation in the US.
Nearly half of the electricity generated from biomass in 2015 was at industrial facilities outside of the electric power sector, such as pulp and paper mills. Within the electric power sector, biomass accounted for 6.3% of renewable electricity and 0.8% of total US electricity generation.