Energy consumption from wind rose with 4 percent in 2018

The energy consumption from sustainable energy sources in the Netherlands in 2018 was 7.4 percent of the total energy consumption. Biomass played a major role. Wind energy showed a stable growth of 4 %. This is the conclusion by the CBS (Statistics Netherlands).

In 2017, the energy consumption from sustainable energy sources was 6.6 percent. A high use of biomass, in the form of biogasoline and biodiesel, is responsible for over half of the growth. The total energy consumption from sustainable energy sources in 2018 was 158 petajoule (PJ). This is 13 percent more compared to 2017. The total end energy sonsumption in 2018 was around 2,100 PJ, similar to 2017.

Strong growth solar energy and stable growth wind
The energy consumption from solar (electricity and heat) rose with 40 % to 13 PJ. The installed capacity of solar panels rose with a record amount of 1,500 MW to a total of 4,400 MW.

The energy consumption from wind rose with 4 percent to 36 PJ. According to the CBS, the installed capacity rose from 4,200 MW at the end of 2017 to 4,400 MW at the end of 2018. Onshore, 66 wind turbines were installed, representing a total capacity of 210 MW. At the same time, 18 wind turbines with a total capacity of 20 MW was dismantled. Offshore, no wind turbines were installed. The total capacity remained 1,000 MW. Source: CBS

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