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 2021** 611,180 121,545,121 437,562 100.0 173,618 835,734
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 Wind energy 2021** 64,729 17,980,358 64,729 14.8
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 2021** 17,201 2,457,763 8,848 2.0 8,353 41,098
Central electricity production Total energy commodities 2021** 244,689 62,447,683 224,812 51.4 19,877 471,328
Central electricity production Total renewable energy 2021** 27,601 6,740,943 24,267 5.5 3,334 56,488
Central electricity production Wind energy 2021**
Central electricity production Nuclear energy 2021** 13,781 3,827,956 13,781 3.1 37,281
Central electricity production Other energy commodities 2021** 335 86,591 312 0.1 24 721
Decentral electricity production Total energy commodities 2021** 366,491 59,097,437 212,751 48.6 153,741 364,406
Decentral electricity production Total renewable energy 2021** 142,546 33,444,593 120,401 27.5 22,145 74,648
Decentral electricity production Wind energy 2021** 64,729 17,980,358 64,729 14.8
Decentral electricity production Nuclear energy 2021**
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).