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 2021** 839,431 14,640,454 11,974 4,879,018 254,272 611,920 122,131,911 47,252 64,582,738
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2021** 114,236 3,312,060 74 9,406 99,819 12,512,196 3,237 13,909,574
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2021** 317,856 344,306 11,859 4,879,018 185,176 143,896 29,834,451 6,472 11,789,096
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2021** 324,160 9,707,062 0 16,931 208,621 42,737,784 13,286 25,388,027
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2021** 45,387 1,260,957 5,478 38,389 3,442,607 915 13,427,641
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2021** 37,281 37,281 13,781 3,827,956 512
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2021** 317 88,143 37
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2021** 64,817 18,004,853 7,769
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Solar cells 2021** 41,384 11,495,464 14,911
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Other installation types 2021** 510 16,070 41 895 188,457 113 68,400
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Total of installations 2021** 513,517 9,409,614 7,662 1,720,768 172,419 348,209 48,878,834 12,187 64,582,738
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Internal combustion engines 2021** 114,078 3,312,060 74 9,248 99,772 12,498,917 3,218 13,909,574
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2021** 191,413 232,961 7,552 1,720,768 140,761 91,345 15,236,997 2,970 11,789,096
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Combined cycle units 2021** 162,128 4,587,566 0 16,931 118,271 17,640,456 5,069 25,388,027
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2021** 45,387 1,260,957 5,478 38,389 3,442,607 915 13,427,641
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Nuclear energy plant 2021**
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Hydro power plant 2021**
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2021**
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Solar cells 2021**
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Other installation types 2021** 510 16,070 36 432 59,857 15 68,400
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Total of installations 2021** 325,914 5,230,840 4,312 3,158,250 81,853 263,711 73,253,077 35,064
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2021** 158 158 48 13,279 19
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Steam turbines 2021** 126,443 111,345 4,307 3,158,250 44,415 52,551 14,597,454 3,502
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2021** 162,032 5,119,495 90,350 25,097,329 8,217
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Gas turbines 2021**
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2021** 37,281 37,281 13,781 3,827,956 512
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2021** 317 88,143 37
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Wind turbine 2021** 64,817 18,004,853 7,769
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Solar cells 2021** 41,384 11,495,464 14,911
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Other installation types 2021** 0 5 463 128,600 98
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Total of installations 2021** 470,763 7,295,280 6,262 4,879,018 118,324 242,927 62,447,688 16,952 11,888,856
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2021**
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2021** 199,955 132,640 6,262 4,879,018 74,213 91,049 23,840,004 5,172 1,260,000
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2021** 232,985 7,145,615 6,826 137,659 34,741,974 11,143 9,494,255
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2021** 543 17,025 4 438 37,754 125 1,134,601
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2021** 37,281 37,281 13,781 3,827,956 512
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2021**
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2021**
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Solar cells 2021**
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Other installation types 2021**
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Total of installations 2021** 155,838 2,091,838 2,466 1,720,768 46,570 89,153 19,732,790 4,831 11,888,856
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Internal combustion engines 2021**
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2021** 84,342 48,693 2,466 1,720,768 39,740 41,407 10,050,390 1,780 1,260,000
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Combined cycle units 2021** 70,953 2,026,120 6,826 47,308 9,644,645 2,926 9,494,255
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2021** 543 17,025 4 438 37,754 125 1,134,601
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Nuclear energy plant 2021**
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Hydro power plant 2021**
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2021**
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Solar cells 2021**
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Other installation types 2021**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Total of installations 2021** 314,925 5,203,442 3,796 3,158,250 71,754 153,774 42,714,899 12,121
Central electricity production Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2021**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Steam turbines 2021** 115,613 83,946 3,796 3,158,250 34,473 49,643 13,789,614 3,392
Central electricity production Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2021** 162,032 5,119,495 90,350 25,097,329 8,217
Central electricity production Eonly installations Gas turbines 2021**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2021** 37,281 37,281 13,781 3,827,956 512
Central electricity production Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2021**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Wind turbine 2021**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Solar cells 2021**
Central electricity production Eonly installations Other installation types 2021**
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Total of installations 2021** 368,668 7,345,175 5,712 135,949 368,993 59,684,223 30,300 52,693,882
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2021** 114,236 3,312,060 74 9,406 99,819 12,512,196 3,237 13,909,574
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2021** 117,902 211,667 5,597 110,963 52,847 5,994,447 1,300 10,529,096
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2021** 91,175 2,561,446 0 10,105 70,963 7,995,811 2,143 15,893,772
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2021** 44,844 1,243,932 5,474 37,951 3,404,853 790 12,293,040
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2021**
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2021** 317 88,143 37
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2021** 64,817 18,004,853 7,769
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Solar cells 2021** 41,384 11,495,464 14,911
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Other installation types 2021** 510 16,070 41 895 188,457 113 68,400
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Total of installations 2021** 357,679 7,317,776 5,196 125,849 259,055 29,146,045 7,356 52,693,882
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Internal combustion engines 2021** 114,078 3,312,060 74 9,248 99,772 12,498,917 3,218 13,909,574
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2021** 107,071 184,268 5,085 101,021 49,938 5,186,607 1,190 10,529,096
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Combined cycle units 2021** 91,175 2,561,446 0 10,105 70,963 7,995,811 2,143 15,893,772
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2021** 44,844 1,243,932 5,474 37,951 3,404,853 790 12,293,040
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Nuclear energy plant 2021**
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Hydro power plant 2021**
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2021**
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Solar cells 2021**
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Other installation types 2021** 510 16,070 36 432 59,857 15 68,400
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Total of installations 2021** 10,989 27,399 516 10,099 109,937 30,538,178 22,943
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2021** 158 158 48 13,279 19
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Steam turbines 2021** 10,831 27,399 511 9,942 2,908 807,839 110
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2021**
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Gas turbines 2021**
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2021**
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2021** 317 88,143 37
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Wind turbine 2021** 64,817 18,004,853 7,769
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Solar cells 2021** 41,384 11,495,464 14,911
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Other installation types 2021** 0 5 463 128,600 98
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Total of installations 2021** 104,508 3,152,837 4,721 92,656 11,634,573 2,954 12,839,501
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Internal combustion engines 2021** 104,066 3,152,837 4,279 92,328 11,625,695 2,952 12,781,541
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2021** 442 442 328 8,879 2 57,960
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Combined cycle units 2021**
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2021**
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Nuclear energy plant 2021**
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Hydro power plant 2021**
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2021**
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Solar cells 2021**
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Other installation types 2021**
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 and 2021 figures are revised provisional.

Changes as of the 2nd of February 2023:
Revised provisional figures of 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
February 2023: Definite figures of 2020
December 2023: Definite figures of 2021 and provisonal figures of 2022.

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.