Electricity balance sheet; supply and consumption

Electricity balance sheet; supply and consumption

Periods Own consumption for electr. production (mln kWh) Net consumption (calculated) (mln kWh)
2020 November** 295 9,718
2020 December** 312 10,322
2021 January* 334 10,721
2021 February* 300 9,607
2021 March* 313 9,942
2021 April* 286 8,812
2021 May* 260 9,021
2021 June* 207 9,064
2021 July* 316 9,314
2021 August* 305 8,987
2021 September* 311 9,031
2021 October* 326 9,373
Source: CBS.
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Table description


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 2019 are definite. Data of 2020 are revised provisional and figures of 2021 are provisional.

Changes as of 29 of December 2021:
Provisional figures of October 2021 has been added.

Changes as of 17 of December 2021:
Figures of 2015 up to and including 2018 have been revised.
Total production per year is adjusted for approximately 200 million kWh.

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.

Description topics

Own consumption for electr. production
The amount of electricity that a producer or installation consumes during electricity production.
Net consumption (calculated)
The total net consumption of electricity in the Netherlands is calculated as the net production plus imports minus exports and distribution losses.