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 Heat (TJ) (TJ)
Total central/decentral production Total energy commodities 2020** 615,644 170,852
Total central/decentral production Total fossil fuels 2020** 443,499 141,154
Total central/decentral production Natural gas 2020** 392,102 130,891
Total central/decentral production Hard coal 2020** 28,871 1,491
Total central/decentral production Fuel oil 2020** 176 68
Total central/decentral production Other fossil fuels 2020** 22,350 8,704
Total central/decentral production Total renewable energy 2020** 141,436 22,645
Total central/decentral production Solar photovoltaic 2020** 31,553
Total central/decentral production Wind energy 2020** 55,221
Total central/decentral production Hydro power 2020** 166
Total central/decentral production Biomass 2020** 54,497 22,645
Total central/decentral production Nuclear energy 2020** 14,715
Total central/decentral production Other energy commodities 2020** 15,994 7,052
Central electricity production Total energy commodities 2020** 269,840 19,209
Central electricity production Total fossil fuels 2020** 235,145 16,650
Central electricity production Natural gas 2020** 197,347 14,962
Central electricity production Hard coal 2020** 28,871 1,491
Central electricity production Fuel oil 2020** 72 4
Central electricity production Other fossil fuels 2020** 8,855 193
Central electricity production Total renewable energy 2020** 19,688 2,543
Central electricity production Solar photovoltaic 2020**
Central electricity production Wind energy 2020**
Central electricity production Hydro power 2020**
Central electricity production Biomass 2020** 19,688 2,543
Central electricity production Nuclear energy 2020** 14,715
Central electricity production Other energy commodities 2020** 293 16
Decentral electricity production Total energy commodities 2020** 345,804 151,643
Decentral electricity production Total fossil fuels 2020** 208,355 124,504
Decentral electricity production Natural gas 2020** 194,754 115,928
Decentral electricity production Hard coal 2020**
Decentral electricity production Fuel oil 2020** 104 64
Decentral electricity production Other fossil fuels 2020** 13,496 8,511
Decentral electricity production Total renewable energy 2020** 121,749 20,103
Decentral electricity production Solar photovoltaic 2020** 31,553
Decentral electricity production Wind energy 2020** 55,221
Decentral electricity production Hydro power 2020** 166
Decentral electricity production Biomass 2020** 34,809 20,103
Decentral electricity production Nuclear energy 2020**
Decentral electricity production Other energy commodities 2020** 15,701 7,036
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 up to and including 2019 are definite. Figures of 2020 are revised provisional.

Changes as of 10th of December 2021:
Definite figures of 2019 and revised provisional 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
June 2022: Provisional figures of 2021will 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).
Heat (TJ)
Production of steam and heat reported in TJ (terajoule = 1,000 billion Joules).