"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. For 2017, the Commission estimates a total amount of 947,706,000 general allowances (EUAs) to be auctioned.

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 opt-out auction platform.

In these functions, EEX holds regular auctions of EU general allowances (EUAs) on its spot market. Auctions of EU aviation allowances (EUAAs) 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

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

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 Member States participating in the common auction platform

· 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 €/1,000 allowances (1,000 allowances = 2 lot)*

EU auctions

€ 2.78

German, Polish auctions

€ 3.00

* The Auctioning Regulation refers to 500 allowances/lot with combined trading and clearing fees of 1.39 €/lot for EU auctions and 1.50 €/lot for German and Polish auctions.

Price List:

> Current EEX Price List

> Current ECC Price List

Auction Report 2017

The Emission Spot Primary Market Auction Report provides detailed information on prices, volumes and participating countries of the auctions.

> Emission Spot Primary Market Auction Report 2017

Auction Calendar 2017

15/03/2017 EEX Auction Calendar 2017 (2.7 MB) PDF
15/03/2017 EEX Auction Calendar 2017 (180 KB) XLSX
15/03/2017 Auction Calendar - Annex 1, Adjustments to the Auction Calendar 2017 (254 KB) PDF
15/03/2017 EUA Primary Auction Calendar History 2017 (2.2 MB) ZIP

Guidance for Bidders

14/12/2015 Brochure "Guidance for Bidders" (0.8 MB) PDF