Electricity; production and means of production

Electricity; production and means of production

Sectors Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Installation types Periods Input Physical energy units Total input (TJ) Input Physical energy units Natural gas input (1,000 m3) Input Physical energy units Fuel oil input (1,000 kg) Input Physical energy units Hard coal input (1,000 kg) Input Physical energy units Other fuel input (TJ) Output Physical units Total output (TJ) Output Physical units Electricity output (MWh) Installed capacity Electrical power (megawatt) Installed capacity Thermal power (MJ/h)
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Total of installations 2020** 860,807 17,792,478 9,096 2,546,388 233,420 615,568 123,553,482 43,086 63,136,929
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020** 107,034 3,077,328 61 9,634 93,305 11,760,236 3,176 14,462,286
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020** 241,701 575,883 8,655 2,546,388 159,238 110,484 21,583,054 7,496 12,799,296
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020** 422,443 12,769,077 144 18,296 267,429 58,068,266 13,339 23,631,441
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020** 49,028 1,352,169 6,231 41,925 3,722,440 922 12,175,506
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020** 40,021 40,021 14,715 4,087,363 510
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2020** 166 46,066 37
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2020** 55,221 15,339,130 6,619
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Solar cells 2020** 31,553 8,764,745 10,950
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Other installation types 2020** 580 18,020 236 771 182,183 40 68,400
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Total of installations 2020** 517,966 9,937,807 8,787 1,553,981 164,083 350,304 49,868,920 11,972 63,136,929
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Internal combustion engines 2020** 106,861 3,077,328 61 9,461 93,255 11,746,376 3,157 14,462,286
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2020** 178,978 301,761 8,346 1,553,981 130,095 84,433 14,346,544 2,967 12,799,296
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Combined cycle units 2020** 182,537 5,189,104 144 18,296 130,340 19,988,010 4,911 23,631,441
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2020** 49,028 1,352,169 6,231 41,925 3,722,440 922 12,175,506
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Nuclear energy plant 2020**
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Hydro power plant 2020**
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2020**
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Solar cells 2020**
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Other installation types 2020** 562 17,445 236 351 65,551 15 68,400
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Total of installations 2020** 342,841 7,854,671 309 992,407 69,337 265,264 73,684,563 31,114
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020** 172 172 50 13,860 19
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020** 62,723 274,122 309 992,407 29,143 26,051 7,236,510 4,529
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020** 239,906 7,579,973 137,089 38,080,257 8,428
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020**
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020** 40,021 40,021 14,715 4,087,363 510
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2020** 166 46,066 37
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Wind turbine 2020** 55,221 15,339,130 6,619
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Solar cells 2020** 31,553 8,764,745 10,950
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Other installation types 2020** 18 575 420 116,632 25
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Total of installations 2020** 498,214 10,486,820 3,713 2,546,388 102,282 269,840 69,619,815 18,324 10,071,466
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020**
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020** 128,921 350,987 3,713 2,546,388 53,787 60,323 15,557,102 6,199 1,846,800
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020** 326,176 10,038,039 8,472 192,372 49,709,675 11,492 7,090,065
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020** 3,096 97,794 1 2,431 265,675 125 1,134,601
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020** 40,021 40,021 14,715 4,087,363 510
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** 166,332 2,643,570 3,628 1,553,981 43,532 94,824 21,004,154 4,969 10,071,466
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Internal combustion engines 2020**
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2020** 76,965 87,710 3,628 1,553,981 35,059 37,110 9,109,061 1,780 1,846,800
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Combined cycle units 2020** 86,270 2,458,066 8,472 55,283 11,629,418 3,064 7,090,065
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2020** 3,096 97,794 1 2,431 265,675 125 1,134,601
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** 331,883 7,843,250 86 992,407 58,750 175,016 48,615,661 13,355
Central electricity production Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020** 51,955 263,277 86 992,407 18,728 23,213 6,448,041 4,419
Central electricity production Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020** 239,906 7,579,973 137,089 38,080,257 8,428
Central electricity production Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020** 40,021 40,021 14,715 4,087,363 510
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** 362,593 7,305,658 5,382 131,138 345,728 53,933,667 24,762 53,065,463
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020** 107,034 3,077,328 61 9,634 93,305 11,760,236 3,176 14,462,286
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020** 112,780 224,896 4,942 105,451 50,162 6,025,951 1,297 10,952,496
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020** 96,267 2,731,037 144 9,823 75,057 8,358,591 1,847 16,541,376
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020** 45,932 1,254,376 6,231 39,495 3,456,765 797 11,040,905
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020**
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2020** 166 46,066 37
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2020** 55,221 15,339,130 6,619
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Solar cells 2020** 31,553 8,764,745 10,950
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Other installation types 2020** 580 18,020 236 771 182,183 40 68,400
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Total of installations 2020** 351,635 7,294,237 5,159 120,551 255,480 28,864,766 7,003 53,065,463
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Internal combustion engines 2020** 106,861 3,077,328 61 9,461 93,255 11,746,376 3,157 14,462,286
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2020** 102,013 214,051 4,719 95,036 47,323 5,237,483 1,187 10,952,496
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Combined cycle units 2020** 96,267 2,731,037 144 9,823 75,057 8,358,591 1,847 16,541,376
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2020** 45,932 1,254,376 6,231 39,495 3,456,765 797 11,040,905
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** 562 17,445 236 351 65,551 15 68,400
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Total of installations 2020** 10,958 11,421 223 10,587 90,248 25,068,901 17,759
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020** 172 172 50 13,860 19
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020** 10,768 10,846 223 10,415 2,838 788,469 110
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** 166 46,066 37
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Wind turbine 2020** 55,221 15,339,130 6,619
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Solar cells 2020** 31,553 8,764,745 10,950
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Other installation types 2020** 18 575 420 116,632 25
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Total of installations 2020** 96,462 2,899,515 4,692 85,255 10,743,921 2,892 13,399,870
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020** 96,029 2,899,515 4,259 84,928 10,736,804 2,890 13,341,910
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020** 433 433 327 7,117 2 57,960
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020**
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020**
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020**
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2020**
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2020**
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Solar cells 2020**
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Other installation types 2020**
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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

Input
The amount of fuel input used for the production of electricity and/or heat.
Physical energy units
Cubic metres, litres, kilograms, kilowatt hours for measuring quantities of energy.
Total input
This is the total of natural gas input, fuel oil input, hard coal input and other fuel input used for the production of electricity and/or heat.

The unit TeraJoule (TJ) is used. This equals 1,000,000,000,000 joules (10 to the power of 12).
Natural gas input
Input of natural gas used for the production of electricity and/or heat.

Natural gas is a gaseous fuel of natural origin mainly consisting of methane. It results from the same process that leads to the formation of crude oil. Natural gas is liquefied for transport over long distances by ship.

1 million m3 of natural gas is about 31.65 TJ.
Fuel oil input
Input of fuel oil used for the production of electricity and/or heat.

This oil remains after the distillation in the refinery.

24,000 kg of fuel oil is about 1 TJ.
Hard coal input
Input of hard coal used for the production of electricity and/or heat.

Hard coal is a fossil fuel existing of carbonized rests of vegetal origin.

40,000 kg hard coal is about 1 TJ.
Other fuel input
Input of other commodities used for the production of electricity, such as chemical and industrial gases, biomass, waste, blast furnace gas, nuclear material and steam.

The unit TeraJoule (TJ) is used. This equals 1,000,000,000,000 joules (10 to the power of 12).
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.
Total 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.

This category is made up of the categories:
- Electricity output
- Heat output

The unit TeraJoule (TJ) is used. This equals 1,000,000,000,000 joules (10 to the power of 12).
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.
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.
Thermal power
The amount of heat that can be generated, per unit of time, during normal operation of all available combined heat and power installations.

The unit used is MJ/h.