Renewable electricity; production and capacity


This table contains information about the Dutch production of renewable electricity, the number of installations used and the installed capacity of these installations. During production, a distinction is made between normalised gross production and non-standard gross and net production without normalisation.

Production of electricity is shown in million kilowatt hours and as a percentage of total electricity consumption in the Netherlands. The production of renewable electricity is compared with total electricity consumption and not against total electricity production. This choice is due to European conventions.

The data is broken down according to the type of energy source and the technique used to obtain the electricity. A distinction is made between four main categories: hydro power, wind energy, solar power and biomass.

Data available from: 1990.

Status of the figures:
This table contains definite figures until 2018 and revised provisional figures for 2019.

Changes as of 29 June 2020:
Revised provisional figures for 2019 have been adjusted.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional figures on electricity output for the previous year are published each year in February. Revised figures on electricity output for the previous year are published each year in June. Definite figures on electricity output for the previous year are published each year in December.

Renewable electricity; production and capacity

Energy sources / techniques Periods Production of electricityGross production with normalisation (mln kWh) Production of electricityProduction without normalisationGross production of electricity (mln kWh) Production of electricityProduction without normalisationNet production of electricity (mln kWh) Production of electricity relativeGross production with normalisation (in % of use) Production of electricity relativeProduction without normalisationGross production of electricity (in % of use) Production of electricity relativeProduction without normalisationNet production of electricity (in % of use) Installed installationsInstallations installed end of year (number) Installed installationsElectrical capacity end of year (MW-electric)
Total renewable energy sources 2018 18,511 18,869 18,221 15.12 15.41 15.31 . .
Total renewable energy sources 2019 21,860 22,378 21,632 17.89 18.31 18.22 . .
Hydro power 2018 94 72 72 0.08 0.06 0.06 7 37
Hydro power 2019 93 74 74 0.08 0.06 0.06 7 37
Wind energy, total 2018 10,030 10,549 10,548 8.19 8.61 8.86 2,318 4,393
Wind energy, total 2019 10,774 11,508 11,508 8.81 9.42 9.69 2,320 4,484
Wind energy on shore 2018 6,578 6,918 6,918 5.37 5.65 5.81 2,029 3,436
Wind energy on shore 2019 7,429 7,935 7,935 6.08 6.49 6.68 2,031 3,527
Wind energy of shore 2018 3,452 3,630 3,630 2.82 2.96 3.05 289 957
Wind energy of shore 2019 3,345 3,573 3,573 2.74 2.92 3.01 289 957
Solar photovoltaic 2018 3,693 3,693 3,693 3.02 3.02 3.10 . 4,522
Solar photovoltaic 2019 5,170 5,170 5,170 4.23 4.23 4.36 . 6,874
Total biomass 2018 4,694 4,555 3,907 3.83 3.72 3.28 . .
Total biomass 2019 5,823 5,626 4,880 4.76 4.60 4.11 . .
Source: CBS.
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