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 27th of July 2020:
Figures of May 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 May* 9,637 291 9,346 329 7,561 1,337 99 5,660 345 121 8 688 451 238 708 50 2,132 1 1,652 47 432 1,801 1,286 28 486 1 423 9,254
2020 February* 10,275 280 9,994 330 7,540 838 147 5,872 562 120 2 1,887 1,465 423 197 37 1,669 205 372 765 46 282 1,508 500 46 478 476 8 445 9,710
2020 March* 9,902 290 9,612 360 7,183 922 142 5,338 677 104 6 1,434 1,065 370 590 40 2,029 341 352 843 14 479 1,764 466 49 655 574 20 458 9,418
2020 April* 8,228 262 7,966 347 5,773 468 107 4,541 526 131 7 817 596 221 984 38 2,029 589 301 640 42 457 1,508 255 78 663 490 22 421 8,067
2020 May* 9,408 279 9,129 311 6,742 498 66 5,405 628 146 4 797 588 208 1,239 36 1,899 843 195 398 56 407 2,244 264 159 1,345 450 26 422 8,363
Source: CBS.
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