"EEX has established itself as the leading auction platform for emission allowances in the EU ETS. We will also expand our secondary market offer with further monthly and quarterly maturities to meet market demand."

Christian Fleischer, Key Account Manager Power & Environmental Markets

Auctioning is the basic principle of allocating allowances within the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS). This means that businesses have to buy an increasing proportion of allowances through auctions. In 2013, over 40 percent of all allowances were already auctioned and this is set to increase gradually in the coming years.

EEX has been awarded the role as the common auction platform to auction allowances on behalf of 25 EU member states. In this capacity, EEX also conducts emissions auctions for Poland during a transitional period. In addition, EEX has been selected as Germany’s permanent auction platform.

In these functions, EEX holds regular auctions of EU allowances (EUAs) on its spot market. Auctions for aviation allowances for all platforms are currently put on hold.

At a glance

Auctioned product – EU allowances (EUAs)

Contract

Delivery day

Contract size

Minimum lot size

Tick size

Fulfilment

EUAs valid for compliance in the 3rd trading period of the EU ETS (2013-2020)

t+1

1 EUA

500 EUAs (= 500 t CO2eq)

EUR 0.01 per allowance

Delivery versus payment

Auctioned product – EU aviation allowances (EUAAs)

Contract

Delivery day

Contract size

Minimum lot size

Tick size

Fulfilment

EUAAs valid for compliance in the 3rd trading period of the EU ETS (2013-2020)

t+1

1 EUAA

500 EUAAs (= 500 t CO2eq)

EUR 0.01 per allowance

Delivery versus payment

Emissions Auctions at EEX

On behalf of the European Commission

· Auctions for 25 EU Member States plus EEA/EFTA countries (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein)
· Represent ~58 % of overall auction volume
· Weekly auctions on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 11 am CET

On behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany

· Represent ~19 % of overall auction volume
· Weekly auctions on Fridays, 11 am CET

On behalf of Poland

· Represent ~12 % of overall auction volume
· Auctions on Wednesdays, 11 am CET

Fees Primary Market

Combined trading and clearing fee, in €/lot (1 lot = 500 allowances)

EU auctions

€ 1.39

German, Polish auctions

€ 1.50

Price List:

> Current EEX Price List

> Current ECC Price List

Further Information

Auction Repot 2017

> Emission Spot Primary Market Auction Report 2017

EUA Primary Market Auction Report – History

16/12/2016 Emission Spot Primary Market Auction Report 2016 (57 KB) XLSX
17/12/2015 Emission Spot Primary Market Auction Report 2015 (128 KB) XLS
16/12/2014 Emission Spot Primary Market Auction Report 2014 (128 KB) XLS
17/12/2013 Emission Spot Primary Market Auction Report 2013 (128 KB) XLS
18/12/2012 Emission Spot Primary Market Auction Report 2012 (50 KB) XLS
09/10/2012 History EUA Primary Auction Spot - Germany (5.1 MB) ZIP
13/12/2011 History EUA Primary Auction Spot - Lithuania (74 KB) ZIP
27/10/2011 History EUA Primary Auction Spot - The Netherlands (147 KB) ZIP

Auction Calendar

01/12/2016 EEX Auction Calendar 2017 (2.6 MB) PDF
01/12/2016 EEX Auction Calendar 2017 (173 KB) XLSX
25/11/2016 Auction Calendar - Annex 1, Adjustments to the Auction Calendar 2017 (272 KB) PDF
25/10/2016 EEX Auction Calendar 2016 (1.8 MB) PDF
25/10/2016 EEX Auction Calendar 2016 (126 KB) XLSX
22/08/2016 Auction Calendar - Annex 1, Adjustments to the Auction Calendar 2016 (70 KB) PDF
19/12/2014 EEX Auction Calendar 2015 (2.9 MB) PDF
19/12/2014 EEX Auction Calendar 2015 (266 KB) XLSX
19/12/2014 Auction Calendar - Annex 1, Adjustments to the Auction Calendar 2015 (252 KB) PDF
14/12/2015 Brochure "Guidance for Bidders" (0.8 MB) PDF
14/01/2014 Eligibility Form Phase 3 Auctions (English) (61 KB) PDF
13/09/2013 Information Letter on Eligibility for Phase 3 Auctions (English) (44 KB) PDF
14/01/2014 Eligibility Form Phase 3 Auctions (German) (65 KB) PDF
13/09/2013 Information Letter on Eligibility for Phase 3 Auctions (German) (42 KB) PDF