According to statistics from the Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics, in the first half of 2023, the Netherlands' total power generation reached 59.7 billion kilowatt hours, of which renewable energy power generation increased to 27.6 billion kilowatt hours, a year-on-year increase of 14%, accounting for 46%. Among renewable energy sources, solar power generation increased by 25% year-on-year to 11 billion kilowatt hours, mainly due to more and more people buying solar panels; wind power generation increased by 16% to 13 billion kilowatt hours, mainly due to An increase in the number of offshore wind turbines and more favorable wind conditions on land. Relatively expensive natural gas and coal production caused fossil energy power generation to fall by 8% year-on-year to 30 billion kilowatt hours.
In the first half of 2023, electricity imports fell by 3% year-on-year to 9 billion kilowatt hours. Electricity imports from Denmark and the UK decreased, while imports from Norway increased. Electricity exports increased by 17% to 14 billion kWh. Exports to Germany grew most significantly, with the Netherlands exporting more electricity than it imported for the seventh consecutive quarter.