EEX Press Release - EEX publishes revised 2021 Auction Calendar and 2022 Auction Calendar for Emission Allowances

    The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has published the revised 2021 calendar as well as the new 2022 auction calendar for the auctioning of EU emission allowances (EUA) in coordination with the European Commission, the EU member states and the EEA EFTA states which participate in the common auction platform (CAP3) as well as with the German and Polish competent authorities.

    The 2021 auction calendar has been adjusted for the period from September to December 2021 in accordance with the Auctioning Regulation due to the operation of the Market Stability Reserve (MSR), taking into account the publication of the 2020 total number of allowances in circulation (TNAC) in May 2021.

    The revised auction volumes from September to December 2021 will be as follows:


    EU CAP3



    Volume per auction

    2,515,500 EUA

    1,805,000 EUA

    2,066,500 EUA

    Volume last auction

    2,542,500 EUA

    1,807,500 EUA

    2,074,000 EUA

    Apart from the revised auction volumes, all other auction details remain unchanged.

    Furthermore, EEX has published the 2022 auction calendar for the auctioning of EU allowances (EUA). The MSR reductions of auction volumes apply from January to August 2022 based on the 2020 total number of allowances in circulation. Therefore, the volumes from September to December 2022 are preliminary as they are subject to adjustments due to the MSR and following the publication of the 2021 TNAC figures, scheduled for May 2022.

    EU auctions 2022 (CAP3)

    EEX will hold EUA auctions in the framework of the common EU auction platform (CAP3) on behalf of 25 EU member states and the EEA EFTA states. In addition, the auctions will include a volume of 40 million allowances for the Innovation Fund as well as 68.3 million allowances for the Modernisation Fund. The CAP3 auctions are scheduled to take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the period from 10 January to 19 December 2022.

    Auctions for Germany 2022

    EEX will also conduct weekly EUA auctions on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany on Fridays, starting from 14 January until 16 December 2022.

    Auctions for Poland 2022

    EUA auctions on behalf of Poland will be scheduled bi-weekly on Wednesdays during the period from 19 January to 7 December 2022.

    The bidding window for all EUA auctions conducted by EEX will be open from 9.00 to 11.00 am CET.

    The below table provides an overview of the auction volumes:





    Overall volume 2022

    412,953,000 EUA

    112,944,500  EUA

    75,324,500 EUA

    Volume per auction Jan-Jul

    2,449,000 EUA

    1,944,000 EUA

    2,658,000 EUA

    Volume per auction in Aug

    1,224,500 EUA

    972,000 EUA

    1,329,000 EUA

    Volume last auction in Aug

    1,428,500 EUA

    982,000 EUA

    1,334,500 EUA

    Volume per auction Sep-Dec*

    4,180,500 EUA

    3,656,000 EUA

    4,874,000 EUA

    Volume last auction in Dec*

    4,213,000 EUA

    3,662,500 EUA

    4,876,000 EUA

    * The volumes from September to December 2022 are preliminary and can be subject to adjustments.

    Auctions of EU aviation allowances (EUAA) are not scheduled yet for 2022 and will be added to the 2022 calendar at a later date.

    EEX provides detailed information in the published auction calendar at this link.

    EEX is the leading auction platform for emission allowances in Europe. In the first half of 2021, EEX successfully carried out 105 primary market emissions auctions. More that 308 million allowances have been auctioned via the exchange in 2021 until July, raising more than 13.9 billion Euro of revenues for the EU Member States as well as the EWR-EFTA states. 

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