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 Hard coal input (1,000 kg) Input Units of heat Hard coal input (TJ)
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Total of installations 2020** 2,546,388 63,866
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020**
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020** 2,546,388 63,866
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020**
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020**
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020**
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2020**
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2020**
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Solar cells 2020**
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Other installation types 2020**
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Total of installations 2020** 1,553,981 38,975
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Internal combustion engines 2020**
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2020** 1,553,981 38,975
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Combined cycle units 2020**
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2020**
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**
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Total of installations 2020** 992,407 24,890
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020**
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020** 992,407 24,890
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020**
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020**
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020**
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2020**
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Wind turbine 2020**
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Solar cells 2020**
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Other installation types 2020**
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Total of installations 2020** 2,546,388 63,866
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020**
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020** 2,546,388 63,866
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020**
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020**
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020**
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** 1,553,981 38,975
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Internal combustion engines 2020**
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2020** 1,553,981 38,975
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Combined cycle units 2020**
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2020**
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** 992,407 24,890
Central electricity production Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020** 992,407 24,890
Central electricity production Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020**
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**
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020**
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020**
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2020**
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2020**
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2020**
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2020**
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2020**
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Solar cells 2020**
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Other installation types 2020**
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Total of installations 2020**
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Internal combustion engines 2020**
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2020**
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Combined cycle units 2020**
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2020**
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**
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Total of installations 2020**
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020**
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020**
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**
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Wind turbine 2020**
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Solar cells 2020**
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Other installation types 2020**
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Total of installations 2020**
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2020**
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2020**
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.
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.
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.
Hard coal input
InInput 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.

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