Electricity balance sheet; supply and consumption

Electricity balance sheet; supply and consumption

Periods Net production Fuels Coal (mln kWh)
2021 December** 2,192
2022 January* 1,704
2022 February* 928
2022 March* 1,533
2022 April* 1,122
2022 May* 594
2022 June* 1,319
2022 July* 1,556
2022 August* 1,602
2022 September* 1,928
2022 October* 1,265
2022 November* 1,235
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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, petroleum 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:
From 1936 per year and from 1976 per month only the total production, imports and exports are known.
Full data per month is available from 2015.

Status of the figures:
All figures up to and including reporting year 2020 are definite.
Figures for 2021 are revised provisional.
Figures for 2022 are provisional.

Changes as of January 31st 2023:
Provisional figures for November 2022 have been added.

Changes as of December 27th 2022:
Provisional figures for October 2022 have been added.

Changes as of December 15th 2022:
Figures for 2020 are definite.
Figures from 2015 until 2021 have been revised.
The revision includes the years from 2015 until and including 2019 and are about several small adjustments that makes sure this table is entirely consistent with the also revised Energy balance sheet. The biggest mutations are in the range of 10GWh, which matches to 0,01 percent of the total consumption of electricity in the Netherlands.


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

Net production
The total amount of electricity generated in the Netherlands minus the own consumption of the installations with which the electricity was produced.
Fuels
Product of which by means of combustion energy is extracted.
Coal
Coal consists of hard coal, brown coal (lignite) and coal products. Hard coal and brown coal are solid fossil fuels that exist of carbonized rests of vegetal origin. The carbonization is a result of prolonged exposure to high temperature and pressure. The most important coal products in the Netherlands are coke-oven cokes, coke oven gas, blast furnace gas and coal tar. For the production of electricity in the Netherlands hard coal (steam coal), coke oven gas and blast furnace gas are used.