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News article27 November 2017Directorate-General for Climate Action1 min read

2018 auction calendars for general allowances published

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) today published its 2018 calendars for the auctions of general allowances.


The European Energy Exchange (EEX) today published its 2018 calendars for the auctions of general allowances.

General allowances

The total quantity of general allowances included in the auction calendars for 2018 amounts to 836,504,000.[1] This does not include allowances to be auctioned by the EEA-EFTA States.

Volume Auction platform States Details
564,447,000 EEX 25 Member States Weekly auctions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
194,027,000 EEX Germany Weekly auctions on Fridays
78,030,000 EEX Poland Fortnightly auctions on Wednesdays

All auctions will take place in the mornings.

The volumes are based on the estimated amount of general allowances to be auctioned, taking into account general allowances withheld from auctioning pursuant to Article 10c of the ETS Directive but not allocated in previous years and the deductions pursuant to Article 27 of the ETS Directive, as confirmed by the Member States concerned.

For the auctioning of general allowances by the UK, the auction calendar will be published following the amendment of the Registry Regulation currently under discussion.

In addition, 41,982,348 general allowances of the EEA-EFTA States for the years 2013 to 2018 are withheld from auctioning. The modalities for auctioning these allowances are still under discussion.

Aviation allowances

The 2018 auction calendars for aviation allowances will be determined and published at a later stage, once the revision of the EU ETS for aviation politically agreed by Council and Parliament has entered in force.


The European Commission has closely coordinated the determination of the auction calendars with Member States and the auction platforms.

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[1] The term of appointment of EEX as auction platform listed in Annex III of the Auctioning Regulation to auction allowances for Germany runs until 14 November 2018. As indicated in the calendar, the auction dates and volume after 14 November 2018 (21,807,000 allowances) are indicative and to be confirmed in due time and are included in the overview table above.


Publication date
27 November 2017
Directorate-General for Climate Action