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 2023** 581,880 121,413,054 437,087 100.0 144,793 669,516
Total central/decentral production Total renewable energy 2023** 225,173 56,869,671 204,731 46.8 20,442 100,953
Total central/decentral production Wind energy 2023** 104,992 29,164,498 104,992 24.0
Total central/decentral production Nuclear energy 2023** 14,347 3,985,293 14,347 3.3 38,959
Total central/decentral production Other energy commodities 2023** 15,907 2,333,220 8,400 1.9 7,507 38,404
Central electricity production Total energy commodities 2023** 180,665 46,374,210 166,947 38.2 13,718 350,669
Central electricity production Total renewable energy 2023** 15,372 3,775,673 13,592 3.1 1,779 31,971
Central electricity production Wind energy 2023**
Central electricity production Nuclear energy 2023** 14,347 3,985,293 14,347 3.3 38,959
Central electricity production Other energy commodities 2023** 115 30,947 111 0.0 4 254
Decentral electricity production Total energy commodities 2023** 401,215 75,038,844 270,140 61.8 131,075 318,847
Decentral electricity production Total renewable energy 2023** 209,801 53,093,998 191,138 43.7 18,662 68,981
Decentral electricity production Wind energy 2023** 104,992 29,164,498 104,992 24.0
Decentral electricity production Nuclear energy 2023**
Decentral electricity production Other energy commodities 2023** 15,792 2,302,274 8,288 1.9 7,504 38,149
Source: CBS.
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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 up to 2021 are definite figures and figures for 2022 ansd 2023 are revised provisional.

Changes as of June 7th 2024:
Revised provisional figures of 2023 have been added.

Changes as of November 2023:
Figures for 2015 to 2020 have been revised. The revisions relate to the introduction of an improved analysis method in 2022, which has been carried back to 2015. Furthermore, some of the data of a limited number of companies have been revised based on new insights. The adjustments are generally small, the adjustment of total electricity production is less than 0.1 percent in all years and the adjustment of other figures is less than 1 percent compared to the respective annual totals.

Changes as of June 15th 2023:
Figures of 2022 have been added.

Changes as of December 15th 2022:
Figures of 2015 up to 2019 are revised. The changes are relatively small, the figures of this sheet are now consistent with the Energy balance sheet.
Also the figures of 2020 are definite and revised figures of 2021 have been updated.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional figures : April next year
Revised provisional figures: Juni/July next year
Definite figures: November second next year

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).