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)
Municipal waste incineration Total CHP and Eonly installations Total of installations 2019* 83,404 15,588 5,146 82,690 34,921 4,409,403 895 4,420,641
Municipal waste incineration Total CHP and Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2019* 770 770 467 78,740 28 65,440
Municipal waste incineration Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019* 82,634 15,588 5,146 81,920 34,454 4,330,663 866 4,355,201
Municipal waste incineration Total CHP and Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Total CHP and Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Total CHP and Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Total CHP and Eonly installations Solar cells 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Total CHP and Eonly installations Other installation types 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Total of installations 2019* 83,404 15,588 5,146 82,690 34,921 4,409,403 895 4,420,641
Municipal waste incineration Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Internal combustion engines 2019* 770 770 467 78,740 28 65,440
Municipal waste incineration Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2019* 82,634 15,588 5,146 81,920 34,454 4,330,663 866 4,355,201
Municipal waste incineration Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Combined cycle units 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Nuclear energy plant 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Hydro power plant 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Solar cells 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Other installation types 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Eonly installations Total of installations 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Eonly installations Solar cells 2019*
Municipal waste incineration Eonly installations Other installation types 2019*
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 1998-2014 are definite. The 2015-2018 figures are revised provisional. 2019 figures are provisional.

Changes as of 9th of July 2021
2018 and 2019 figures of electric power of solar cells have been adjusted.

When will new figures be published?
December 2021: Definite figures 2015-2018, revised provisional figures 2019, provisional figures 2020.

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.