|Central/decentral production||Energy commodities||Periods||Gross production electricity and heat Total electricity and heat (TJ) (TJ)||Gross production electricity and heat 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 (%) (%)|
|Central electricity production||Natural gas||2021**||138,567||14,632||34,426,536||123,936||28.2|
|Decentral electricity production||Natural gas||2021**||195,756||115,714||22,233,913||80,042||18.2|
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.
From 1998 onwards
Status of the figures:
Figures up to 2020 are definite figures and figures for 2021 are revised provisional.
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: December second next year
- 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).
- 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).