Electricity and heat; production and input by energy commodity


This table shows the production of electricity in the Netherlands from the various possible energy commodities. Electricity is mainly produced from the transformation of fossil fuels, biomass and of nuclear energy and renewable energy. By energy commodity figures are given on the production of electricity and the released useful used heat, such as used for heating of buildings or greenhouses. Central and decentral production of electricity and heat is distinguished. The centrally coordinated production of electricity and heat is generated by plants that deliver to the national high voltage grid of electricity transmission operator TenneT. Decentrally produced electricity and heat is not produced centrally, such as by installations located in companies for which the production of electricity and heat is not the primary purpose. It also includes wind energy, solar energy and hydro power.

Data available:
From 1998 onwards

Status of the figures:
Figures up to and including 2017 are definite. Figures of 2018 are revised provisional. Figures of 2019 are provisional.

Changes as of 14th April 2020:
Definite figures of 2016 and 2017 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
Revised provisional figures of 2019: May/June 2020.
Definite figures of 2018: December 2020

Electricity and heat; production and input by energy commodity

Central/decentral production Energy commodities Periods Gross production electricity and heatElectricityElectricity (MWh) (MWh) Gross production electricity and heatElectricityElectricity (%) (%)
Total central/decentral production Total energy commodities 2018 114,468,322 100.0
Total central/decentral production Total energy commodities 2019* 121,039,230 100.0
Total central/decentral production Total fossil fuels 2018 89,321,087 78.0
Total central/decentral production Total fossil fuels 2019* 92,345,874 76.3
Total central/decentral production Natural gas 2018 57,719,393 50.4
Total central/decentral production Natural gas 2019* 71,010,087 58.7
Total central/decentral production Hard coal 2018 27,470,253 24.0
Total central/decentral production Hard coal 2019* 17,414,408 14.4
Total central/decentral production Fuel oil 2018 53,691 0.0
Total central/decentral production Fuel oil 2019* 78,549 0.1
Total central/decentral production Other fossil fuels 2018 4,077,751 3.6
Total central/decentral production Other fossil fuels 2019* 3,842,830 3.2
Total central/decentral production Total renewable energy 2018 18,884,316 16.5
Total central/decentral production Total renewable energy 2019* 22,354,643 18.5
Total central/decentral production Solar photovoltaic 2018 3,693,093 3.2
Total central/decentral production Solar photovoltaic 2019* 5,189,277 4.3
Total central/decentral production Wind energy 2018 10,563,645 9.2
Total central/decentral production Wind energy 2019* 11,457,694 9.5
Total central/decentral production Hydro power 2018 72,348 0.1
Total central/decentral production Hydro power 2019* 74,182 0.1
Total central/decentral production Biomass 2018 4,555,230 4.0
Total central/decentral production Biomass 2019* 5,633,490 4.7
Total central/decentral production Nuclear energy 2018 3,514,770 3.1
Total central/decentral production Nuclear energy 2019* 3,909,748 3.2
Total central/decentral production Other energy commodities 2018 2,748,149 2.4
Total central/decentral production Other energy commodities 2019* 2,428,966 2.0
Source: CBS.
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