Electricity balance sheet; supply and consumption

Electricity balance sheet; supply and consumption

Periods Gross production (mln kWh) Own consumption for electr. production (mln kWh) Net production Net production, total (mln kWh) Net production Nuclear energy (mln kWh) Net production Fuels Fuels, total (mln kWh) Net production Fuels Coal (mln kWh) Net production Fuels Oil products (mln kWh) Net production Fuels Natural gas (mln kWh) Net production Fuels Biomass (mln kWh) Net production Fuels Other fuels (non-renewable) (mln kWh)
2021 March* 11,579 313 11,266 360 8,381 1,211 97 6,070 872 132
2021 April* 9,786 286 9,500 333 6,386 797 129 4,531 797 132
2021 May* 9,268 260 9,007 210 5,903 716 99 4,237 710 141
2021 June* 8,834 209 8,625 6,082 653 80 4,779 447 123
2021 July* 9,936 316 9,620 329 6,581 1,490 96 4,016 827 152
2021 August* 8,811 304 8,507 350 5,310 1,546 111 2,516 980 157
2021 September* 9,008 309 8,699 339 6,282 1,439 127 3,795 796 124
2021 October* 9,742 327 9,415 314 6,231 2,006 123 3,176 815 112
2021 November* 10,814 366 10,448 346 8,170 1,837 116 5,225 873 119
2021 December* 11,342 360 10,982 358 8,286 2,216 96 5,007 823 144
2022 January* 11,134 359 10,774 361 7,858 1,699 90 5,064 868 136
2022 February* 9,549 302 9,247 326 5,275 924 127 3,486 645 93
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, 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 for 2020 are revised provisional and figures for 2021 and 2022 are provisional.

Changes as of April 29th 2022:
Provisional figures for February 2022 have 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

Gross production
The total amount of electricity generated in the Netherlands. This is without deduction of the own consumption of the installations with which the electricity was produced.
Own consumption for electr. production
The amount of electricity that a producer or installation consumes during electricity production.
Net production
The total amount of electricity generated in the Netherlands minus the own consumption of the installations with which the electricity was produced.
Net production, total
Nuclear energy
Energy released by nuclear fusion.

The energy is used to heat water, which is transformed into high pressure steam. This is used to generate electricity through a steam turbine.
Fuels
Product of which by means of combustion energy is extracted.
Fuels, total
Coal
Fossil fuel existing of carbonised rests of vegetal origin. The carbonization is a result of prolonged exposure to high temperature and pressure. Various products can be derived from coal, such as coke-oven cokes and blast furnace gas. Types of coal are anthracite, coking coal and steam coal.
Oil products
A liquid, fossil fuel consisting of chains of hydrocarbons. Crude oil is extracted from nature. In refineries, crude oil is converted into various petroleum products.
Natural gas
Gas of natural origin that mainly consists of methane. It arises from the same process that leads to the formation of petroleum. Natural gas is liquefied for transport over long distances by ship.
Biomass
Substances derived from vegetable or animal material of recent origin and used for the production of energy. Examples are wood, manure and waste from the food processing industry.
Other fuels (non-renewable)
The non-renewable part of household and industrial waste.