Electricity; production and means of production

Electricity; production and means of production

Sectors Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Installation types Periods Output Physical units Electricity output (MWh) Output Units of heat Electricity output (TJ) Installed capacity Electrical power (megawatt)
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Total of installations 2020** 69,619,815 250,631 18,324
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020**
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020** 15,557,102 56,006 6,199
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020** 49,709,675 178,955 11,492
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020** 265,675 956 125
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020** 4,087,363 14,715 510
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2020**
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2020**
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Solar cells 2020**
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Other installation types 2020**
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Total of installations 2020** 21,004,154 75,615 4,969
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Internal combustion engines 2020**
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2020** 9,109,061 32,793 1,780
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Combined cycle units 2020** 11,629,418 41,866 3,064
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2020** 265,675 956 125
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Nuclear energy plant 2020**
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Hydro power plant 2020**
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2020**
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Solar cells 2020**
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Other installation types 2020**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Total of installations 2020** 48,615,661 175,016 13,355
Central electricity production Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020** 6,448,041 23,213 4,419
Central electricity production Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020** 38,080,257 137,089 8,428
Central electricity production Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020** 4,087,363 14,715 510
Central electricity production Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2020**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Wind turbine 2020**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Solar cells 2020**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Other installation types 2020**
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Total of installations 2020** 53,933,667 194,161 24,762
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020** 11,760,236 42,337 3,176
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020** 6,025,951 21,693 1,297
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020** 8,358,591 30,091 1,847
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020** 3,456,765 12,444 797
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020**
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2020** 46,066 166 37
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2020** 15,339,130 55,221 6,619
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Solar cells 2020** 8,764,745 31,553 10,950
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Other installation types 2020** 182,183 656 40
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Total of installations 2020** 28,864,766 103,913 7,003
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Internal combustion engines 2020** 11,746,376 42,287 3,157
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2020** 5,237,483 18,855 1,187
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Combined cycle units 2020** 8,358,591 30,091 1,847
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2020** 3,456,765 12,444 797
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Nuclear energy plant 2020**
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Hydro power plant 2020**
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2020**
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Solar cells 2020**
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Other installation types 2020** 65,551 236 15
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Total of installations 2020** 25,068,901 90,248 17,759
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020** 13,860 50 19
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020** 788,469 2,838 110
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020**
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020**
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020**
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2020** 46,066 166 37
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Wind turbine 2020** 15,339,130 55,221 6,619
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Solar cells 2020** 8,764,745 31,553 10,950
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Other installation types 2020** 116,632 420 25
Health care and social work Total CHP and Eonly installations Total of installations 2020** 237,772 856 39
Health care and social work Total CHP and Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020** 174,049 627 34
Health care and social work Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020**
Health care and social work Total CHP and Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020**
Health care and social work Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020**
Health care and social work Total CHP and Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020**
Health care and social work Total CHP and Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2020**
Health care and social work Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2020**
Health care and social work Total CHP and Eonly installations Solar cells 2020**
Health care and social work Total CHP and Eonly installations Other installation types 2020** 63,724 229 5
Health care and social work Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Total of installations 2020** 235,836 849 38
Health care and social work Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Internal combustion engines 2020** 174,049 627 34
Health care and social work Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2020**
Health care and social work Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Combined cycle units 2020**
Health care and social work Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2020**
Health care and social work Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Nuclear energy plant 2020**
Health care and social work Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Hydro power plant 2020**
Health care and social work Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2020**
Health care and social work Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Solar cells 2020**
Health care and social work Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Other installation types 2020** 61,787 222 4
Health care and social work Eonly installations Total of installations 2020** 1,937 7 1
Health care and social work Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020**
Health care and social work Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020**
Health care and social work Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020**
Health care and social work Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020**
Health care and social work Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020**
Health care and social work Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2020**
Health care and social work Eonly installations Wind turbine 2020**
Health care and social work Eonly installations Solar cells 2020**
Health care and social work Eonly installations Other installation types 2020** 1,937 7 1
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table shows the production of electricity, the input of fuels, and the use of installations, in the Netherlands. Electricity is obtained by the transformation of fuels such as natural gas, hard coal and fuel oil; solar and wind energy; and the use of hydro power. The figures are on the production of electricity, the heat released, fuel input, renewable energy commodities and installed capacity, broken down by Combined Heat and Power (CHP) installations and Electricity only (Eonly) installations. Finally, a distinction is made between central and decentral production of electricity and heat, where decentral production is broken down by sector.

Data available:
From 1998 onwards.

Status of the figures:
Figures 1998-2019 are definite. The 2020 figures are revised provisional.

Changes as of 28th of February 2022:
Definite figures of 2015-2019 and revised provisional figures of 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
December 2022: Definite figures of 2020 and provisonal figures of 2021.

Description topics

Output
The total amount of electricity and/or heat generated in the Netherlands from the input of fuels, nuclear energy, wind energy, solar energy and hydro power. This includes the own consumption of the power plants to produce the electricity.
Physical units
Cubic metres, litres, kilograms, kilowatt hours for measuring quantities of energy.
Electricity output
The total amount of electricity generated in the Netherlands from the input of fuels, renewable energy, nuclear energy and other energy commodities. This includes the own consumption of the power plants to produce the electricity.
Units of heat
For comparabiity and addability of energy commodities, the physical quantities of energy commodities can be converted into the heat or energetic unit Joule.

The following relations exists between physical units and units of heat:

1 million m3 of natural gas equals about 31.65 terajoule (TJ = 1 000 miljard Joule).
1 million kg of fuel oil equals about 42 TJ.
1 million kg of hard coal equals about 25 TJ.
1 million kilowatt hour of electricity (1 Watt equals 1 Joule per second) equals 3.6 TJ.
Electricity output
The total amount of electricity generated in the Netherlands from the input of fuels, renewable energy, nuclear energy and other energy commodities. This includes the own consumption of the power plants to produce the electricity.

The unit TeraJoule (TJ) is used. This equals 1,000,000,000,000 joules (10 to the power of 12).
Installed capacity
The amount of electricity or heat that can be generated, per unit of time, during normal operation of all available electricity and heat production installations based in the Netherlands.
Electrical power
The amount of electricity that can be generated, per unit of time, during normal operation of all available installations of electricity production. Refers to gross power generation, i.e. power used within the plant itself has not been taken into account.