Renewable electricity; production and capacity

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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 . .
Hydro power 2018 94 72 72 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 on shore 2018 6,578 6,918 6,918 5.37 5.65 5.81 2,029 3,436
Wind energy of shore 2018 3,452 3,630 3,630 2.82 2.96 3.05 289 957
Solar photovoltaic 2018 3,693 3,693 3,693 3.02 3.02 3.10 . 4,522
Total biomass 2018 4,694 4,555 3,907 3.83 3.72 3.28 . .
Municipal waste; renewable fraction 2018 2,172 2,172 1,753 1.77 1.77 1.47 12 649
Co-firing of biomass in electr. plants 2018 654 654 608 0.53 0.53 0.51 . .
Biomassboilers companies, electricity 2018 842 842 687 0.69 0.69 0.58 21 .
Total biogas 2018 1,026 887 860 0.84 0.72 0.72 . 229
Biogas from landfills 2018 29 23 21 0.02 0.02 0.02 . 19
Biogas from sewage water purification 2018 198 195 189 0.16 0.16 0.16 . 44
Biogas, co-digestion of manure 2018 520 493 479 0.42 0.40 0.40 91 123
Other biogas 2018 279 175 170 0.23 0.14 0.14 . 41
Source: CBS.
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