Electricity and heat; production and input by energy commodity

Electricity and heat; production and input by energy commodity

Central/decentral production Energy commodities Periods Gross production electricity and heat Total electricity and heat (TJ) (TJ) Gross production electricity and heat Electricity Electricity (MWh) (MWh) Gross production electricity and heat Electricity Electricity (TJ) (TJ) Gross production electricity and heat Electricity Electricity (%) (%) Gross production electricity and heat Heat (TJ) (TJ) Input (TJ) (TJ)
Total central/decentral production Total energy commodities 2018 585,913 114,468,322 412,086 100.0 173,827 893,570
Total central/decentral production Total energy commodities 2019* 612,509 121,361,506 436,901 100.0 175,608 917,925
Total central/decentral production Total fossil fuels 2018 470,540 89,321,087 321,556 78.0 148,984 743,806
Total central/decentral production Total fossil fuels 2019* 482,461 92,650,955 333,543 76.3 148,917 754,334
Total central/decentral production Natural gas 2018 345,427 57,719,393 207,790 50.4 137,637 480,136
Total central/decentral production Natural gas 2019* 394,031 71,240,711 256,467 58.7 137,564 564,455
Total central/decentral production Hard coal 2018 101,214 27,470,253 98,893 24.0 2,321 222,053
Total central/decentral production Hard coal 2019* 65,417 17,454,767 62,837 14.4 2,580 146,624
Total central/decentral production Fuel oil 2018 290 53,691 193 0.0 97 602
Total central/decentral production Fuel oil 2019* 326 67,028 241 0.1 85 795
Total central/decentral production Other fossil fuels 2018 23,610 4,077,751 14,680 3.6 8,930 41,015
Total central/decentral production Other fossil fuels 2019* 22,686 3,888,449 13,998 3.2 8,688 42,459
Total central/decentral production Total renewable energy 2018 85,023 18,884,316 67,984 16.5 17,039 71,582
Total central/decentral production Total renewable energy 2019* 99,843 22,369,668 80,531 18.4 19,312 84,122
Total central/decentral production Solar photovoltaic 2018 13,295 3,693,093 13,295 3.2
Total central/decentral production Solar photovoltaic 2019* 18,614 5,170,417 18,614 4.3
Total central/decentral production Wind energy 2018 38,029 10,563,645 38,029 9.2
Total central/decentral production Wind energy 2019* 41,429 11,507,927 41,429 9.5
Total central/decentral production Hydro power 2018 260 72,348 260 0.1
Total central/decentral production Hydro power 2019* 267 74,182 267 0.1
Total central/decentral production Biomass 2018 33,438 4,555,230 16,399 4.0 17,039 71,582
Total central/decentral production Biomass 2019* 39,534 5,617,141 20,222 4.6 19,312 84,122
Total central/decentral production Nuclear energy 2018 12,653 3,514,770 12,653 3.1 34,008
Total central/decentral production Nuclear energy 2019* 14,075 3,909,748 14,075 3.2 38,113
Total central/decentral production Other energy commodities 2018 17,697 2,748,149 9,893 2.4 7,804 44,175
Total central/decentral production Other energy commodities 2019* 16,130 2,431,135 8,752 2.0 7,378 41,356
Central electricity production Total energy commodities 2018 282,755 71,129,176 256,065 62.1 26,690 539,785
Central electricity production Total energy commodities 2019* 294,550 75,105,636 270,380 61.9 24,170 557,354
Central electricity production Total fossil fuels 2018 266,308 66,803,315 240,492 58.4 25,816 498,437
Central electricity production Total fossil fuels 2019* 272,033 69,290,377 249,445 57.1 22,587 502,698
Central electricity production Natural gas 2018 154,331 36,532,386 131,517 31.9 22,814 252,451
Central electricity production Natural gas 2019* 197,219 49,301,672 177,486 40.6 19,733 332,926
Central electricity production Hard coal 2018 101,214 27,470,253 98,893 24.0 2,321 222,053
Central electricity production Hard coal 2019* 65,417 17,454,767 62,837 14.4 2,580 146,624
Central electricity production Fuel oil 2018 191 42,727 154 0.0 37 376
Central electricity production Fuel oil 2019* 226 57,760 208 0.0 18 539
Central electricity production Other fossil fuels 2018 10,572 2,757,950 9,929 2.4 643 23,556
Central electricity production Other fossil fuels 2019* 9,170 2,476,178 8,914 2.0 256 22,609
Central electricity production Total renewable energy 2018 2,886 653,708 2,353 0.6 533 5,674
Central electricity production Total renewable energy 2019* 8,261 1,872,372 6,741 1.5 1,520 16,225
Central electricity production Solar photovoltaic 2018
Central electricity production Solar photovoltaic 2019*
Central electricity production Wind energy 2018
Central electricity production Wind energy 2019*
Central electricity production Hydro power 2018
Central electricity production Hydro power 2019*
Central electricity production Biomass 2018 2,886 653,708 2,353 0.6 533 5,674
Central electricity production Biomass 2019* 8,261 1,872,372 6,741 1.5 1,520 16,225
Central electricity production Nuclear energy 2018 12,653 3,514,770 12,653 3.1 34,008
Central electricity production Nuclear energy 2019* 14,075 3,909,748 14,075 3.2 38,113
Central electricity production Other energy commodities 2018 908 157,383 567 0.1 341 1,666
Central electricity production Other energy commodities 2019* 181 33,139 119 0.0 62 318
Decentral electricity production Total energy commodities 2018 303,159 43,339,146 156,021 37.9 147,138 353,786
Decentral electricity production Total energy commodities 2019* 317,959 46,255,870 166,521 38.1 151,438 360,572
Decentral electricity production Total fossil fuels 2018 204,233 22,517,772 81,064 19.7 123,169 245,369
Decentral electricity production Total fossil fuels 2019* 210,428 23,360,578 84,098 19.2 126,330 251,635
Decentral electricity production Natural gas 2018 191,096 21,187,007 76,273 18.5 114,823 227,684
Decentral electricity production Natural gas 2019* 196,812 21,939,039 78,981 18.1 117,832 231,529
Decentral electricity production Hard coal 2018
Decentral electricity production Hard coal 2019*
Decentral electricity production Fuel oil 2018 99 10,964 39 0.0 60 225
Decentral electricity production Fuel oil 2019* 100 9,268 33 0.0 66 256
Decentral electricity production Other fossil fuels 2018 13,037 1,319,801 4,751 1.2 8,286 17,459
Decentral electricity production Other fossil fuels 2019* 13,516 1,412,271 5,084 1.2 8,432 19,850
Decentral electricity production Total renewable energy 2018 82,137 18,230,608 65,630 15.9 16,507 65,908
Decentral electricity production Total renewable energy 2019* 91,582 20,497,296 73,790 16.9 17,792 67,898
Decentral electricity production Solar photovoltaic 2018 13,295 3,693,093 13,295 3.2
Decentral electricity production Solar photovoltaic 2019* 18,614 5,170,417 18,614 4.3
Decentral electricity production Wind energy 2018 38,029 10,563,645 38,029 9.2
Decentral electricity production Wind energy 2019* 41,429 11,507,927 41,429 9.5
Decentral electricity production Hydro power 2018 260 72,348 260 0.1
Decentral electricity production Hydro power 2019* 267 74,182 267 0.1
Decentral electricity production Biomass 2018 30,552 3,901,522 14,045 3.4 16,507 65,908
Decentral electricity production Biomass 2019* 31,273 3,744,769 13,481 3.1 17,792 67,898
Decentral electricity production Nuclear energy 2018
Decentral electricity production Nuclear energy 2019*
Decentral electricity production Other energy commodities 2018 16,789 2,590,766 9,327 2.3 7,462 42,509
Decentral electricity production Other energy commodities 2019* 15,948 2,397,996 8,633 2.0 7,316 41,039
Source: CBS.
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Table description


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 23th June 2020:
Provisional figures of 2019 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
Definite figures of 2018 and revised provisional figures of 2019: December 2020

Description topics

Gross production electricity and heat
The production of electricity and/or heat from the input of fossil fuels, renewable energy commodities, nuclear energy and other energy commodities, included the electricity consumption of the power plants.
Total electricity and heat (TJ)
Total production of electricity and heat reported in TJ (terajoule = 1,000 billion Joules).
Electricity
Flow of electrons used to light lamps or to operate washing machines. Electrons are elementary particles in an atom with a negative charge that flow by a potential difference. In practice the potential difference is generated by for example electricity power plants, wind turbines or batteries.
Electricity (MWh)
The production of electricity reported in MWh (megawatt-hours). MWh is the physical unit of electricity. The Dutch household consumption of electricity in 2010 was on average 3.3 MWh.
Electricity (TJ)
The production of electricity reported in TJ (terajoule). By expressing electricity in TJ (terajoule = 1,000 billion Joules) this can be compared energetically with other energy commodities. 1 MWh equals 0.0036 TJ.
Electricity (%)
Percentage of electricity production relative to the total electricity produced in that year.
Heat (TJ)
Production of steam and heat reported in TJ (terajoule = 1,000 billion Joules).
Input (TJ)
Amount of fossil fuels, biomass, nuclear energy and other energy commodities consumed for the production of electricity and/or heat reported in TJ (terajoule = 1,000 billion Joules).