Electricity balance sheet; supply and consumption

Electricity balance sheet; supply and consumption

Periods Net production Fuels Oil products (mln kWh)
2020 November** 86
2020 December** 106
2021 January* 107
2021 February* 99
2021 March* 97
2021 April* 129
2021 May* 99
2021 June* 80
2021 July* 96
2021 August* 111
2021 September* 127
2021 October* 123
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 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

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.
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.