Netherlands Power Market Size and Trends by Installed Capacity, Generation, Transmission, Distribution, and Technology, Regulations, Key Players and Forecast, 2022-2035

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The Netherlands power market cumulative installed capacity was 47.5 GW in 2021. The market is expected to achieve a CAGR of more than 6% during 2021-2035. In 2021, thermal power dominated the capacity segment.

The Netherlands power market research report discusses the power market structure of Netherlands and provides historical and forecast numbers for capacity, generation, and consumption up to 2035. Detailed analysis of the country’s power market regulatory structure, competitive landscape, and a list of major power plants are provided. The report also gives a snapshot of the power sector in the country on broad parameters of macroeconomics, supply security, generation infrastructure, transmission and distribution infrastructure, electricity import and export scenario, degree of competition, regulatory scenario, and future potential. An analysis of the deals in the country’s power sector is also included in the report.

Netherlands Power Market Outlook

Netherlands Power Market Outlook

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Netherlands Power Market Dynamics

Thermal power generation share in Netherlands is expected to decline. The decline in thermal power generation is attributed to the Dutch government’s plan of phasing out coal power plants by 2030. In 2019, the Dutch law makers passed a bill banning the use of coal in power generation by 2030. The phase out process is planned to be executed in two steps, with two low-efficiency plants to be closed by 2025, and three newer plants to be closed by 2030.

The phase out of coal power plants and no capacity growth of oil-fired plants by 2030 means that the country will have to significantly depend on gas-fired power plants for thermal power generation. However, due to the ongoing Ukraine war, the Dutch government have lifted cap on coal-based power generation to restrict its dependence on Russian natural gas imports. Removal of restriction on coal-based power generation could led the Netherlands to save billions of cubic meters of gas use yearly.

Netherlands Power Market Sectors

The key sectors in the Netherlands power market are commercial sector, industrial sector, residential sector, transport, and others. In 2021, the commercial sector had the dominant share in the power consumption market.  Commercial and industrial sector together combines more than 60% of the total market share in the Netherlands power market.

Netherlands Power Market Analysis by Sectors

Netherlands Power Market Analysis by Sectors

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Netherlands Power Market Segmentation by Deal Types

The key deal types in the Netherlands power market are acquisition, asset transaction, partnerships, debt offerings, venture financing, private equity, and equity offering. Based on deal type, the Netherlands power deals market was dominated by acquisition deals.

Netherlands Power Market Analysis by Deal Types

Netherlands Power Market Analysis by Deal Types

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Competitive Landscape

The leading companies in the Netherlands power market are RWE AG, Vattenfall AB, Engie SA, and Uniper SE.

RWE AG: RWE AG (RWE) is an energy utility. RWE trades electricity, oil, natural gas, biomass, coal, and CO2 certificates; retails electricity and gas; and sources fuel needed to produce electricity and heat, and markets the electricity generated by its plants. The company serves residential, commercial, industrial, and corporate customers in European Union member countries, Benelux, Eastern Europe, and other countries in the continent. RWE is headquartered in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Uniper SE: Uniper SE (Uniper) is an energy company, which generates, trades and markets energy; and procures, stores, transports and supplies commodities such as LNG, natural gas, coal and energy-related products. The company produces electricity using coal, hydro, nuclear, biomass, wind, solar and other sources. The company operates in Europe and other regions; and has power generation facilities in the UK, Germany, Russia, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Hungary. Uniper is headquartered in Dusseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Netherlands Power Market Report Overview

Cumulative Installed Capacity (2021) 47.5 GW
CAGR (2021-2035) >6%
Key Sectors Commercial Sector, Industrial Sector, Residential Sector, Transport, and Others
Key Deal Types Acquisition, Asset Transaction, Partnerships, Debt Offerings, Venture Financing, Private Equity, and Equity Offering
Key Companies RWE AG, Vattenfall AB, Engie SA, and Uniper SE


This report provides:

  • Snapshot of the country’s power sector across parameters – macroeconomics, supply security, generation infrastructure, transmission infrastructure, electricity import and export scenario, degree of competition, regulatory scenario, and future potential of the power sector.
  • Statistics for installed capacity, generation, and consumption from 2010 to 2021, and forecast for the next 14 years to 2035
  • Capacity, generation, and major power plants by technology
  • Data on leading active and upcoming power plants
  • Information on transmission and distribution infrastructure, and electricity imports and exports
  • Policy and regulatory framework governing the market
  • Detailed analysis of top market participants, including market share analysis and SWOT analysis

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

1.1 Netherlands’ transition towards renewable energy takes a hit due to the Russia-Ukraine war

1.2 Solar PV and wind power to lead renewable power market in Netherlands

2 Introduction

2.1 Netherlands Power Market

2.2 GlobalData Report Guidance

3 Netherlands Power Market, Snapshot

3.1 Country Summary

3.2 Macroeconomic Factors

3.3 Supply Security

3.4 Opportunities

3.5 Challenges

3.6 Impact of COVID-19

4 Netherlands Power Market, Market Analysis

4.1 Market Structure

4.2 Key Market Players

4.3 Financial Deals

– Deal Value and Volume, 2010–2021

– Deals by Type, 2021

4.4 Netherlands Power Market, Demand Structure

– Power Consumption by Sector, 2021

5 Netherlands Power Market, Regulatory Scenario

5.1 Thermal Power Policy, Netherlands, Overview

5.2 Nuclear Power Policy, Netherlands, Overview

5.3 Renewable Energy Market, Overview

5.4 Renewable Energy Targets

5.5 Hydrogen Energy

– Porthos

– PosHYdon

– Magnum Project

5.6 National Climate Agreement

5.7 National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) 2021-2030

5.8 Offshore Wind Energy Act

5.9 Offshore Wind Tenders (Auctions)

5.10 Offshore Wind Energy 2030 Roadmap

5.11 Top Sector Energie (TSE) – the Support Scheme for Innovative Energy Projects

5.12 Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

5.13 Law of 11 December 2019 – Coal Prohibition Act

5.14 Carbon Floor Price

5.15 Feed-in Premium Program – SDE+ and SDE++

5.16 Net-Metering

5.17 “Terugleversubsidie” – Phasing out Net-Metering

5.18 Energy Investment Allowance (EIA) scheme

5.19 Environmental investment allowance – milieu-investeringsaftrek (MIA) and Vamil: Tax Relief Schemes

5.20 Biofuel Quota

6 Netherlands Power Market, Capacity and Generation

6.1 Cumulative Capacity Share by Technology, 2021

6.2 Total Power Capacity and Generation, 2010–2035

6.3 Thermal Power Capacity and Generation, 2010–2035

6.4 Hydropower Capacity and Generation, 2010–2035

6.5 Nuclear Power Capacity and Generation, 2010–2035

6.6 Renewable Power Capacity and Generation, 2010–2035

7 Netherlands Power Market, Transmission and Distribution Overview

7.1 Transmission Network

7.2 Distribution Network

7.3 Electricity Import and Export

7.4 Grid Interconnection

7.5 Electricity Trading

8 Netherlands Power Market, Major Generating Companies

8.1 RWE AG

– Company Overview

– Business Description

– SWOT Overview

8.2 Vattenfall AB

– Company Overview

– Business Description

– SWOT Overview

8.3 Engie SA

– Company Overview

– Business Description

– SWOT Overview

8.4 Uniper SE

– Company Overview

– Business Description

– SWOT Overview

9 Appendix

9.1 Abbreviations

9.2 Market Definitions

– Power

– Renewable Power

– Installed Capacity

– Electricity Generation

– Electricity Consumption

9.3 Methodology

– Coverage

– Secondary Research

– Primary Research

– Modelling and Forecasting

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