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 Steam turbines 2019* 291,645 302,799 18,206 5,876,467 134,649 131,234 27,398,876 7,542 11,465,487
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019* 47,860 1,299,533 6,730 40,151 3,634,684 927 11,574,528
Total central/decentral production Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019* 41,429 11,507,927 4,484
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2019* 156,359 218,701 7,830 1,654,610 107,815 75,225 11,840,870 2,893 11,465,487
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2019* 47,860 1,299,533 6,730 40,151 3,634,684 927 11,574,528
Total central/decentral production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2019*
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019* 135,286 84,098 10,376 4,221,857 26,834 56,009 15,558,005 4,649
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019*
Total central/decentral production Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019* 41,429 11,507,927 4,484
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019* 181,176 113,799 12,411 5,876,467 30,410 81,752 21,582,049 6,290 1,846,800
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019* 3,815 119,782 24 3,305 339,410 127 1,824,400
Central electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2019* 56,609 40,817 2,490 1,654,610 13,923 28,517 6,794,633 1,750 1,846,800
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2019* 3,815 119,782 24 3,305 339,410 127 1,824,400
Central electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2019*
Central electricity production Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019* 124,567 72,982 9,921 4,221,857 16,487 53,235 14,787,417 4,540
Central electricity production Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019*
Central electricity production Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019* 110,469 189,000 5,795 104,239 49,482 5,816,826 1,252 9,618,687
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019* 44,045 1,179,751 6,706 36,846 3,295,274 800 9,750,128
Decentral electricity production Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019* 41,429 11,507,927 4,484
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2019* 99,750 177,884 5,340 93,892 46,708 5,046,238 1,143 9,618,687
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2019* 44,045 1,179,751 6,706 36,846 3,295,274 800 9,750,128
Decentral electricity production Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2019*
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019* 10,719 11,116 455 10,348 2,774 770,589 109
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019*
Decentral electricity production Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019* 41,429 11,507,927 4,484
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019* 414 414 304 7,433 2 49,680
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019*
Agriculture and horticulture Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Agriculture and horticulture Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2019* 414 414 304 7,433 2 49,680
Agriculture and horticulture Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2019*
Agriculture and horticulture Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2019*
Agriculture and horticulture Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019*
Agriculture and horticulture Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019*
Agriculture and horticulture Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Refineries and extraction Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019*
Refineries and extraction Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019* 14,277 258,354 6,100 11,040 1,015,674 280 2,734,700
Refineries and extraction Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Refineries and extraction Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2019*
Refineries and extraction Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2019* 14,277 258,354 6,100 11,040 1,015,674 280 2,734,700
Refineries and extraction Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2019*
Refineries and extraction Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019*
Refineries and extraction Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019*
Refineries and extraction Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Manufacture of food and beverages Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019* 3,792 110,616 291 3,237 134,262 65 1,071,360
Manufacture of food and beverages Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019* 8,658 272,038 48 7,580 613,119 134 2,004,812
Manufacture of food and beverages Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Manufacture of food and beverages Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2019* 3,792 110,616 291 3,237 134,262 65 1,071,360
Manufacture of food and beverages Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2019* 8,658 272,038 48 7,580 613,119 134 2,004,812
Manufacture of food and beverages Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2019*
Manufacture of food and beverages Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019*
Manufacture of food and beverages Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019*
Manufacture of food and beverages Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Manufacture of paper and paper products Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019*
Manufacture of paper and paper products Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019* 3,561 112,515 2,941 214,400 58 840,102
Manufacture of paper and paper products Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Manufacture of paper and paper products Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2019*
Manufacture of paper and paper products Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2019* 3,561 112,515 2,941 214,400 58 840,102
Manufacture of paper and paper products Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2019*
Manufacture of paper and paper products Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019*
Manufacture of paper and paper products Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019*
Manufacture of paper and paper products Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Manufacture of chemical products Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019* 4,182 50,317 2,590 2,437 334,367 113 2,404,000
Manufacture of chemical products Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019* 15,382 484,234 56 13,612 1,301,045 304 3,835,154
Manufacture of chemical products Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Manufacture of chemical products Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2019* 2,595 50,190 1,006 2,186 264,621 92 2,404,000
Manufacture of chemical products Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2019* 15,382 484,234 56 13,612 1,301,045 304 3,835,154
Manufacture of chemical products Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2019*
Manufacture of chemical products Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019* 1,588 127 1,584 251 69,746 21
Manufacture of chemical products Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019*
Manufacture of chemical products Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Manufacture of other products Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019* 2,631 1,490 2,584 2,012 52,265 29 748,588
Manufacture of other products Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019* 1,640 35,987 501 1,291 98,726 15 298,280
Manufacture of other products Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Manufacture of other products Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2019* 2,631 1,490 2,584 2,012 52,265 29 748,588
Manufacture of other products Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2019* 1,640 35,987 501 1,291 98,726 15 298,280
Manufacture of other products Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2019*
Manufacture of other products Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019*
Manufacture of other products Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019*
Manufacture of other products Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Distribution companies Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019* 16,196 122 649 16,164 6,725 916,148 171 956,260
Distribution companies Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019*
Distribution companies Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019* 41,429 11,507,927 4,484
Distribution companies Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2019* 7,408 194 7,400 4,321 248,319 88 956,260
Distribution companies Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2019*
Distribution companies Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2019*
Distribution companies Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019* 8,788 122 455 8,764 2,404 667,829 83
Distribution companies Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019*
Distribution companies Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019* 41,429 11,507,927 4,484
Health care and social work Total CHP and Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019*
Health care and social work Total CHP and Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019*
Health care and social work Total CHP and Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
Health care and social work Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Steam turbines 2019*
Health care and social work Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Gas turbines 2019*
Health care and social work Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Wind turbine 2019*
Health care and social work Eonly installations Steam turbines 2019*
Health care and social work Eonly installations Gas turbines 2019*
Health care and social work Eonly installations Wind turbine 2019*
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
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 1998-2014 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.