French Auctions for Guarantees of Origin

    All information on French Auctions for Guarantees of Origin are also available in French.

    To "Enchères des Garanties d'Origine"

    In August 2018, the French Minister for an Ecological and Solidary Transition appointed Powernext, now integrated into EEX, to organize the auctioning of Guarantees of Origin produced by the plants benefiting from a support mechanism. The State is the sole seller during these auctions

    Overall presentation of the auctions

    Auctions allow the purchase of Guarantees of Origin from production facilities benefiting from a support mechanism. These power plants are registered on the account of the French Climate Authority (DGEC). Only the DGEC can request the issuance of Guarantees of Origin and decide on their auctioning. For each auction, the DGEC decides to offer part or the totality of the volume of GOs available on its account for a given production period.

    How do auctions work

    Before the auction is held, EEX publishes the exhaustive list of the Guarantees of Origin issued by the State and available for purchase via the auction on the dedicated platform.

    Participants registered with Powernext and ECC to participate in the auction then have a period of 7 days to submit their orders and adjust their trading limits. At the latest 2 days after the auction, the results are published and the payment and delivery of the Guarantees of Origin are made.

    Calendar of the auctions

    Please find below the calendar of the next French auctions for Guarantees of Origin. 

    Since May 2020 and upon the DGEC's request, the floor price has been communicated to participants ahead of each auction. 

      Opening of Order Book Closure of Order Book Modification of cash trading limits Order Matching
    Auctioning month
     
    Production month
     

    Wednesday
    10:00 AM

    Wednesday
    10:00 AM

    Tuesday
    4:00 PM

    Wednesday
    12:00 AM
           
    January 2021 October 2020 1/13/2021 1/20/2021 1/19/2021 1/20/2021
    February 2021 November 2020 2/10/2021 2/17/2021 2/16/2021 2/17/2021
    March 2021 December 2020 3/10/2021 3/17/2021 3/16/2021 3/17/2021
    April 2021 January 2021 4/14/2021 4/21/2021 4/20/2021 4/21/2021
    May 2021 February 2021 5/12/2021 5/19/2021 5/18/2021 5/19/2021
    June 2021 March 2021 6/9/2021 6/16/2021 6/15/2021 6/16/2021
    July 2021 April 2021 7/15/2021 7/21/2021 7/20/2021 7/21/2021
    August 2021 May 2021 8/11/2021 8/18/2021 8/17/2021 8/18/2021
    September 2021 June 2021 9/15/2021 9/22/2021 9/21/2021 9/22/2021
    October 2021 July 2021 10/13/2021 10/20/2021 10/19/2021 10/20/2021
    November 2021 August 2021 11/10/2021 11/17/2021 11/16/2021 11/17/2021
    December 2021 September 2021 12/8/2021 12/15/2021 12/14/2021 12/15/2021

     

    Access to auctions

    Participation in the auction will be open to any company that meets – among others – the following criteria:

    • Be an account holder on the registry of GO operated by EEX
    • Accept the GO Auction General Terms and Conditions and adhere to the corresponding Access Agreement
    • Be a member of ECC and sign a clearing contract (several clearing models will be proposed).
    • Pay the annual auction registration fee

     

    Guarantees of Origin - FAQ
    2020-10-12 Guarantees of Origin Registry - FAQ (English) Documents Guarantees of Origin pdf (241 KB)
    2020-10-12 Guarantees of Origin Registry FAQ (French) Documents Guarantees of Origin pdf (257 KB)

    Results

    Each month, EEX publishes the latest auctions results. 

    The reserve price for the June auction was: 0,15 €/MWh.

    April 2021

    Region

    Volume Offered - MWh

    Volume allocated - MWh

    Weighted Average Price - €/MWh

    Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes                                         281,032                                           281,032                                                 0.49 €
    Bourgogne-Franche-Comté                                         170,483                                           170,483                                                 0.48 €
    Bretagne                                         130,355                                           130,355                                                 0.48 €
    Centre-Val de Loire                                         204,167                                           204,167                                                 0.52 €
    Grand Est                                         531,124                                           531,124                                                 0.44 €
    Haut-de-France                                         562,300                                           562,300                                                 0.41 €
    Île-de-France                                           53,231                                             53,231                                                 0.40 €
    Normandie                                         113,620                                           113,620                                                 0.39 €
    Nouvelle-Aquitaine                                         461,635                                           461,635                                                 0.39 €
    Occitanie                                         448,148                                           448,148                                                 0.41 €
    Pays de la Loire                                         184,837                                           184,837                                                 0.44 €
    Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur                                         179,697                                           179,697                                                 0.49 €

     

    April 2021
    Technology Volume Offered - MWh Volume allocated - MWh Weighted Average Price - €/MWh
    Wind                                     1,954,241                                       1,954,241                                                 0.44 €
    Hydro                                         344,927                                           344,927                                                 0.45 €
    Solar                                         684,578                                           684,578                                                 0.45 €
    Thermal                                         336,883                                           336,883                                                 0.36 €

    Account Holders

    to the account holders

    Guarantees of Origin Data

    Download the latest results
    Guarantees of Origin Data
    2021-07-22 GO 2021 Global Results Documents Guarantees of Origin zip (250 KB)
    2021-03-19 GO 2020 Global Results Documents Guarantees of Origin zip (573 KB)
    2020-08-26 Installations enregistrées sur le compte de l'Etat Documents Guarantees of Origin xlsx (816 KB)
    2020-06-15 Residual Mix France 2019 Documents Guarantees of Origin xlsx (20 KB)
    2020-05-28 GO 2019 Global Results Documents Guarantees of Origin zip (435 KB)
    2019-07-24 Residual Mix France 2018 Documents Guarantees of Origin xlsx (19 KB)
    2018-07-05 Residual Mix France 2017 Documents Guarantees of Origin xlsx (19 KB)
    2018-01-01 Residual Mix France 2016 Documents Guarantees of Origin xlsx (19 KB)