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 2020** 615,644 123,553,482 444,793 100.0 170,852 860,809
Total central/decentral production Total energy commodities 2021** 611,180 121,545,121 437,562 100.0 173,618 835,734
Total central/decentral production Total fossil fuels 2020** 443,499 83,984,664 302,345 68.0 141,154 668,369
Total central/decentral production Total fossil fuels 2021** 410,051 75,073,866 270,266 61.8 139,785 626,219
Total central/decentral production Natural gas 2020** 392,102 72,558,650 261,211 58.7 130,891 563,132
Total central/decentral production Natural gas 2021** 333,152 56,396,802 203,028 46.4 130,124 463,843
Total central/decentral production Hard coal 2020** 28,871 7,605,424 27,380 6.2 1,491 63,866
Total central/decentral production Hard coal 2021** 54,372 14,628,665 52,663 12.0 1,709 119,342
Total central/decentral production Fuel oil 2020** 176 30,070 108 0.0 68 391
Total central/decentral production Fuel oil 2021** 237 43,468 156 0.0 80 516
Total central/decentral production Other fossil fuels 2020** 22,350 3,790,520 13,646 3.1 8,704 40,980
Total central/decentral production Other fossil fuels 2021** 22,290 4,004,931 14,418 3.3 7,872 42,519
Total central/decentral production Total renewable energy 2020** 141,436 32,997,465 118,791 26.7 22,645 112,148
Total central/decentral production Total renewable energy 2021** 170,147 40,185,536 144,668 33.1 25,479 131,136
Total central/decentral production Solar photovoltaic 2020** 31,553 8,764,745 31,553 7.1
Total central/decentral production Solar photovoltaic 2021** 40,798 11,332,391 40,797 9.3 2
Total central/decentral production Wind energy 2020** 55,221 15,339,130 55,221 12.4
Total central/decentral production Wind energy 2021** 64,729 17,980,358 64,729 14.8
Total central/decentral production Hydro power 2020** 166 46,066 166 0.0
Total central/decentral production Hydro power 2021** 317 88,143 317 0.1
Total central/decentral production Biomass 2020** 54,497 8,847,524 31,851 7.2 22,645 112,148
Total central/decentral production Biomass 2021** 64,302 10,784,644 38,825 8.9 25,477 131,136
Total central/decentral production Nuclear energy 2020** 14,715 4,087,363 14,715 3.3 40,021
Total central/decentral production Nuclear energy 2021** 13,781 3,827,956 13,781 3.1 37,281
Total central/decentral production Other energy commodities 2020** 15,994 2,483,991 8,942 2.0 7,052 40,271
Total central/decentral production Other energy commodities 2021** 17,201 2,457,763 8,848 2.0 8,353 41,098
Central electricity production Total energy commodities 2020** 269,840 69,619,815 250,631 56.3 19,209 498,214
Central electricity production Total energy commodities 2021** 244,689 62,447,683 224,812 51.4 19,877 471,328
Central electricity production Total fossil fuels 2020** 235,145 60,692,836 218,494 49.1 16,650 417,187
Central electricity production Total fossil fuels 2021** 202,971 51,792,194 186,452 42.6 16,519 376,839
Central electricity production Natural gas 2020** 197,347 50,662,510 182,385 41.0 14,962 331,908
Central electricity production Natural gas 2021** 138,680 34,457,753 124,048 28.4 14,632 233,429
Central electricity production Hard coal 2020** 28,871 7,605,424 27,380 6.2 1,491 63,866
Central electricity production Hard coal 2021** 54,372 14,628,665 52,663 12.0 1,709 119,342
Central electricity production Fuel oil 2020** 72 18,986 68 0.0 4 159
Central electricity production Fuel oil 2021** 118 31,994 115 0.0 2 268
Central electricity production Other fossil fuels 2020** 8,855 2,405,916 8,661 1.9 193 21,255
Central electricity production Other fossil fuels 2021** 9,801 2,673,781 9,626 2.2 175 23,800
Central electricity production Total renewable energy 2020** 19,688 4,762,482 17,145 3.9 2,543 40,359
Central electricity production Total renewable energy 2021** 27,601 6,740,943 24,267 5.5 3,334 56,488
Central electricity production Solar photovoltaic 2020**
Central electricity production Solar photovoltaic 2021**
Central electricity production Wind energy 2020**
Central electricity production Wind energy 2021**
Central electricity production Hydro power 2020**
Central electricity production Hydro power 2021**
Central electricity production Biomass 2020** 19,688 4,762,482 17,145 3.9 2,543 40,359
Central electricity production Biomass 2021** 27,601 6,740,943 24,267 5.5 3,334 56,488
Central electricity production Nuclear energy 2020** 14,715 4,087,363 14,715 3.3 40,021
Central electricity production Nuclear energy 2021** 13,781 3,827,956 13,781 3.1 37,281
Central electricity production Other energy commodities 2020** 293 77,135 278 0.1 16 646
Central electricity production Other energy commodities 2021** 335 86,591 312 0.1 24 721
Decentral electricity production Total energy commodities 2020** 345,804 53,933,667 194,161 43.7 151,643 362,595
Decentral electricity production Total energy commodities 2021** 366,491 59,097,437 212,751 48.6 153,741 364,406
Decentral electricity production Total fossil fuels 2020** 208,355 23,291,828 83,851 18.9 124,504 251,181
Decentral electricity production Total fossil fuels 2021** 207,080 23,281,672 83,814 19.2 123,266 249,380
Decentral electricity production Natural gas 2020** 194,754 21,896,140 78,826 17.7 115,928 231,224
Decentral electricity production Natural gas 2021** 194,472 21,939,049 78,981 18.1 115,491 230,414
Decentral electricity production Hard coal 2020**
Decentral electricity production Hard coal 2021**
Decentral electricity production Fuel oil 2020** 104 11,084 40 0.0 64 232
Decentral electricity production Fuel oil 2021** 119 11,474 41 0.0 78 248
Decentral electricity production Other fossil fuels 2020** 13,496 1,384,605 4,985 1.1 8,511 19,725
Decentral electricity production Other fossil fuels 2021** 12,489 1,331,150 4,792 1.1 7,697 18,719
Decentral electricity production Total renewable energy 2020** 121,749 28,234,983 101,646 22.9 20,103 71,788
Decentral electricity production Total renewable energy 2021** 142,546 33,444,593 120,401 27.5 22,145 74,648
Decentral electricity production Solar photovoltaic 2020** 31,553 8,764,745 31,553 7.1
Decentral electricity production Solar photovoltaic 2021** 40,798 11,332,391 40,797 9.3 2
Decentral electricity production Wind energy 2020** 55,221 15,339,130 55,221 12.4
Decentral electricity production Wind energy 2021** 64,729 17,980,358 64,729 14.8
Decentral electricity production Hydro power 2020** 166 46,066 166 0.0
Decentral electricity production Hydro power 2021** 317 88,143 317 0.1
Decentral electricity production Biomass 2020** 34,809 4,085,042 14,706 3.3 20,103 71,788
Decentral electricity production Biomass 2021** 36,701 4,043,701 14,557 3.3 22,144 74,648
Decentral electricity production Nuclear energy 2020**
Decentral electricity production Nuclear energy 2021**
Decentral electricity production Other energy commodities 2020** 15,701 2,406,856 8,665 1.9 7,036 39,625
Decentral electricity production Other energy commodities 2021** 16,866 2,371,172 8,536 2.0 8,330 40,377
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, nuclear energy and renewable energy. Figures broken down by energy commodity 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 for 2021 are revised provisional.

Changes as of June 17th 2022:
Revised provisional figures added for 2021.


When will new figures be published?
December 2022: Definite figures of 2020 will be published

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).