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 581,708 114,102,849 410,770 100.0 170,938 888,146
Total central/decentral production Total energy commodities 2019** 610,012 121,061,552 435,822 100.0 174,191 903,621
Total central/decentral production Total fossil fuels 2018 466,143 88,937,599 320,175 77.9 145,968 738,226
Total central/decentral production Total fossil fuels 2019** 476,772 91,914,741 330,893 75.9 145,878 738,622
Total central/decentral production Natural gas 2018 341,078 57,348,843 206,456 50.3 134,622 474,657
Total central/decentral production Natural gas 2019** 387,128 70,438,236 253,578 58.2 133,550 548,826
Total central/decentral production Hard coal 2018 101,212 27,469,763 98,891 24.1 2,321 222,053
Total central/decentral production Hard coal 2019** 66,484 17,714,968 63,774 14.6 2,710 146,631
Total central/decentral production Fuel oil 2018 243 41,221 148 0.0 95 500
Total central/decentral production Fuel oil 2019** 343 74,367 268 0.1 76 788
Total central/decentral production Other fossil fuels 2018 23,610 4,077,772 14,680 3.6 8,930 41,015
Total central/decentral production Other fossil fuels 2019** 22,816 3,687,170 13,274 3.0 9,542 42,376
Total central/decentral production Total renewable energy 2018 85,404 18,901,501 68,045 16.6 17,358 72,001
Total central/decentral production Total renewable energy 2019** 102,571 22,732,352 81,836 18.8 20,735 85,255
Total central/decentral production Solar photovoltaic 2018 13,354 3,709,364 13,354 3.3
Total central/decentral production Solar photovoltaic 2019** 19,210 5,336,055 19,210 4.4
Total central/decentral production Wind energy 2018 37,975 10,548,511 37,975 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 33,815 4,571,278 16,457 4.0 17,358 72,001
Total central/decentral production Biomass 2019** 41,666 5,814,188 20,931 4.8 20,735 85,255
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 17,509 2,748,979 9,896 2.4 7,612 43,912
Total central/decentral production Other energy commodities 2019** 16,594 2,504,711 9,017 2.1 7,577 41,631
Central electricity production Total energy commodities 2018 282,755 71,129,176 256,065 62.3 26,690 539,691
Central electricity production Total energy commodities 2019** 290,422 74,735,323 269,047 61.7 21,375 545,055
Central electricity production Total fossil fuels 2018 266,265 66,791,370 240,449 58.5 25,816 498,343
Central electricity production Total fossil fuels 2019** 268,275 68,924,509 248,128 56.9 20,146 491,120
Central electricity production Natural gas 2018 154,332 36,532,500 131,517 32.0 22,815 252,451
Central electricity production Natural gas 2019** 193,100 48,857,497 175,887 40.4 17,213 321,426
Central electricity production Hard coal 2018 101,212 27,469,763 98,891 24.1 2,321 222,053
Central electricity production Hard coal 2019** 66,484 17,714,968 63,774 14.6 2,710 146,631
Central electricity production Fuel oil 2018 149 31,136 112 0.0 37 283
Central electricity production Fuel oil 2019** 232 63,129 227 0.1 5 536
Central electricity production Other fossil fuels 2018 10,572 2,757,971 9,929 2.4 643 23,556
Central electricity production Other fossil fuels 2019** 8,458 2,288,915 8,240 1.9 218 22,526
Central electricity production Total renewable energy 2018 2,921 663,579 2,389 0.6 533 5,674
Central electricity production Total renewable energy 2019** 7,925 1,865,356 6,715 1.5 1,210 15,525
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 2,921 663,579 2,389 0.6 533 5,674
Central electricity production Biomass 2019** 7,925 1,865,356 6,715 1.5 1,210 15,525
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 915 159,458 574 0.1 341 1,666
Central electricity production Other energy commodities 2019** 147 35,710 129 0.0 18 298
Decentral electricity production Total energy commodities 2018 298,954 42,973,673 154,705 37.7 144,249 348,455
Decentral electricity production Total energy commodities 2019** 319,590 46,326,229 166,774 38.3 152,816 358,566
Decentral electricity production Total fossil fuels 2018 199,879 22,146,230 79,726 19.4 120,152 239,882
Decentral electricity production Total fossil fuels 2019** 208,497 22,990,232 82,765 19.0 125,732 247,502
Decentral electricity production Natural gas 2018 186,747 20,816,343 74,939 18.2 111,808 222,206
Decentral electricity production Natural gas 2019** 194,028 21,580,739 77,691 17.8 116,337 227,400
Decentral electricity production Hard coal 2018
Decentral electricity production Hard coal 2019**
Decentral electricity production Fuel oil 2018 95 10,086 36 0.0 58 217
Decentral electricity production Fuel oil 2019** 111 11,238 40 0.0 71 252
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** 14,358 1,398,255 5,034 1.2 9,324 19,850
Decentral electricity production Total renewable energy 2018 82,482 18,237,922 65,657 16.0 16,826 66,326
Decentral electricity production Total renewable energy 2019** 94,646 20,866,996 75,121 17.2 19,525 69,730
Decentral electricity production Solar photovoltaic 2018 13,354 3,709,364 13,354 3.3
Decentral electricity production Solar photovoltaic 2019** 19,210 5,336,055 19,210 4.4
Decentral electricity production Wind energy 2018 37,975 10,548,511 37,975 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 30,893 3,907,699 14,068 3.4 16,826 66,326
Decentral electricity production Biomass 2019** 33,741 3,948,832 14,216 3.3 19,525 69,730
Decentral electricity production Nuclear energy 2018
Decentral electricity production Nuclear energy 2019**
Decentral electricity production Other energy commodities 2018 16,593 2,589,522 9,322 2.3 7,271 42,246
Decentral electricity production Other energy commodities 2019** 16,447 2,469,001 8,888 2.0 7,559 41,334
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 2018 are definite. Figures of 2019 are revised provisional.

Changes as of 18th December 2020:
Definite figures of 2018 and revised provisional figures of 2019 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional figures of 2020: March 2021

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).