The United States of America is being the top country by biomass electricity net generation in the world. As of 2014, biomass electricity net generation in the United States of America was 77.45 billion kilowatthours that accounts for 15.87 % of the world's biomass electricity net generation. The top 5 countries (others are China, Germany, Brazil, and Japan) account for 55.99 % of it. The world's total biomass electricity net generation was estimated at 487.93 billion kilowatthours in 2014.
The amount of gross generation less the electrical energy consumed at the generating station(s) for station service or auxiliaries. Electricity required for pumping at pumped-storage plants is regarded as electricity for station service and is deducted from gross generation. Biomass is an organic non-fossil material of biological origin constituting a renewable energy source.