Electricity balance sheet; supply and consumption

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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 2017 are definite. Data of 2018 and 2019 are revised provisional. Figures of 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of 30th of September 2020:
Figures of July 2020 have 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)
2018 November 10,326 290 10,036 347 8,401 2,112 80 5,714 355 138 1 1,092 699 393 157 38 2,132 1 1,652 47 432 1,801 1,286 28 486 1 469 9,898
2019 August 9,140 251 8,889 318 7,056 635 122 5,768 412 119 1 761 502 258 715 39 1,843 1,117 8 408 71 239 1,424 31 15 833 391 153 409 8,900
2019 September 9,232 258 8,974 337 7,206 538 143 6,186 243 96 1 925 612 313 469 38 1,636 641 146 442 72 335 1,411 108 104 830 315 53 421 8,779
2019 October 11,159 319 10,841 354 9,077 1,610 151 6,837 358 120 5 1,111 753 358 257 37 1,254 283 102 706 37 126 1,679 346 257 532 398 146 457 9,958
2019 November 11,257 357 10,900 348 9,428 2,256 129 6,265 655 122 8 937 632 306 141 38 1,454 97 91 1,104 7 154 1,963 791 175 204 574 218 469 9,922
Source: CBS.
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