NRECA Electric Cooperatives & Biomass
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Nearly half of the nation’s co-ops rely on power generated using biomass, a resource which includes plants and wood, methane from animal waste, landfill gas or municipal waste. Considered a renewable resource, biomass can either be burned to produce heat or converted into biofuel.

cooperatives in states utilize biomass as a source of power.

Co-op Biomass Capacity (MW)
Some co-ops sell the environmental attributes of power generated using renewable resources
Photo: CMS Enterprises

Cooperative Biomass Across the Country

Top G&T Co-ops (MW)
Top Distribution Co-ops (MW)

Cooperatives on Biomass

Cooperatives Using Biomass