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 Petroleum 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 December** 11,433 362 11,072 358 8,342 2,192 98 5,059 847 146
2022 January* 11,189 360 10,828 361 7,850 1,704 93 5,058 859 136
2022 February* 9,711 304 9,407 326 5,338 928 130 3,478 679 123
2022 March* 10,938 338 10,600 351 7,290 1,533 142 4,591 881 143
2022 April* 9,458 260 9,199 103 5,266 1,122 117 3,429 469 129
2022 May* 9,493 251 9,243 356 5,097 594 131 3,743 496 134
2022 June* 10,705 304 10,401 341 6,336 1,319 145 3,895 838 139
2022 July* 10,426 304 10,121 347 6,097 1,556 158 3,375 864 144
2022 August* 10,449 296 10,152 345 6,449 1,602 148 3,732 811 155
2022 September* 9,682 317 9,366 338 6,136 1,928 134 3,228 716 130
2022 October* 9,693 284 9,409 355 6,015 1,265 107 4,043 475 125
2022 November* 9,222 300 8,922 346 5,402 1,235 108 3,206 736 117
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

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
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.
Petroleum products
Liquid and gaseous fuels that are made of crude oil and natural gas liquids.
Some examples of petroleum products are motor gasoline, gas and diesel oil, kerosene, fuel oil, LPG, naphtha and residual gases. For the production of electricity in the Netherlands residual gases and some other petroleum products is used.
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.