Electricity balance sheet; supply and consumption

Electricity balance sheet; supply and consumption

Periods Imports Imports, total (mln kWh) Imports Belgium (mln kWh) Imports Denmark (mln kWh) Imports Germany (mln kWh) Imports United Kingdom (mln kWh) Imports Norway (mln kWh)
2021 August** 2,174 711 212 987 9 255
2021 September** 2,165 237 375 1,321 5 228
2021 October** 1,938 267 358 841 18 454
2021 November** 1,647 172 336 653 17 470
2021 December** 1,764 330 283 822 14 316
2022 January* 1,913 186 394 920 45 368
2022 February* 1,927 216 400 983 12 315
2022 March* 1,501 197 244 722 14 323
2022 April* 1,712 389 266 728 151 178
2022 May* 1,683 564 252 487 361 19
2022 June* 995 305 159 268 262 0
2022 July* 1,179 301 265 393 220 0
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:
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 for 2020 and 2021 are revised provisional and figures for 2022 are provisional.

Changes as of September 26th 2022:
Provisional figures for July 2022 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.

Description topics

Electricity that enters the country via the high-voltage network. The Netherlands has direct connections with Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Norway and Denmark.
Imports, total
United Kingdom