Electricity balance sheet; supply and consumption


This table shows the supply of electricity. Consumption of electricity is calculated from the supply variables. The supply of electricity primarily includes production plus imports minus exports. The majority of the electricity produced is supplied to the public electricity grid by, for example, power stations and wind turbines. A smaller part is generated by companies themselves for the benefit of their own business processes. For example, many greenhouse companies generate their own electricity for the lighting of their greenhouses.

The net production is determined as gross production minus the own consumption of electricity. Own consumption is the amount of electricity that a producer or installation consumes during electricity production. The net production is broken down in this table into the following energy sources from which the electricity is produced: nuclear energy, coal, oil products, natural gas, biomass, other fuels (non-renewable), hydro power, wind energy, solar photovoltaic and other sources.

Imports and exports are further broken down by country of origin or destination.

The total net consumption of electricity in the Netherlands is calculated as the net production plus imports minus exports and distribution losses.

Data available:
Full data per month is available from 2015. From 1936 per year and from 1976 per month only the total production, imports and exports are known.
Status of the figures:
All figures up to and including reporting year 2016 are definite. Data from January 2017 onwards are provisional.

Changes as of the 29th of May 2020:
Figures of March 2020 has been added.


When will new figures be published?
Provisional figures: the second month after the end of the reporting period.
Revised provisional figures: not later than December of the year following the reporting year.
Definite figures: not later than December of the second following year.

Electricity balance sheet; supply and consumption

Periods Gross production (mln kWh) Own consumption for electr. production (mln kWh) Net productionNet production, total (mln kWh) Net productionNuclear energy (mln kWh) Net productionFuelsFuels, total (mln kWh) Net productionFuelsCoal (mln kWh) Net productionFuelsOil products (mln kWh) Net productionFuelsNatural gas (mln kWh) Net productionFuelsBiomass (mln kWh) Net productionFuelsOther fuels (non-renewable) (mln kWh) Net productionHydro power (mln kWh) Net productionWind energyWind energy, total (mln kWh) Net productionWind energyWind energy on shore (mln kWh) Net productionWind energyWind energy off shore (mln kWh) Net productionSolar photovoltaic (mln kWh) Net productionOther sources (mln kWh) ImportsImports, total (mln kWh) ImportsBelgium (mln kWh) ImportsDenmark (mln kWh) ImportsGermany (mln kWh) ImportsUnited Kingdom (mln kWh) ImportsNorway (mln kWh) ExportsExports, total (mln kWh) ExportsBelgium (mln kWh) ExportsDenmark (mln kWh) ExportsGermany (mln kWh) ExportsUnited Kingdom (mln kWh) ExportsNorway (mln kWh) Distribution losses (mln kWh) Net consumption (calculated) (mln kWh)
2019 March* 10,921 302 10,620 359 8,459 1,983 85 5,856 411 124 9 1,439 1,059 381 301 52 1,682 114 1,448 3 116 1,900 761 228 676 234 458 9,943
2019 December* 10,751 305 10,446 360 8,493 1,985 102 5,581 693 132 8 1,440 1,030 411 105 40 1,978 386 268 1,163 23 136 1,712 684 118 207 538 165 490 10,222
2020 January* 11,514 307 11,208 361 9,165 928 131 7,498 481 126 10 1,494 1,077 417 107 71 1,746 57 463 921 47 260 2,002 987 2 586 422 6 497 10,455
2020 February* 10,264 282 9,982 330 7,559 851 139 5,903 549 118 2 1,854 1,431 423 200 37 1,669 205 372 765 46 282 1,508 500 46 478 476 8 445 9,698
2020 March* 9,905 292 9,613 360 7,201 934 139 5,364 663 101 6 1,406 1,037 370 601 40 2,029 341 352 843 14 479 1,764 466 49 655 574 20 458 9,420
Source: CBS.
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