NEa transfers emission allowances 2019

The yearly allocation of emission allowances took place during the night of 25 to 26 February 2019. The 361 Dutch installations which are covered by the EU ETS and which have received a free allocation, received their 2019 allowances on their Operator Holding Accounts in the Dutch part of the European Registry. In total approximately 42.2 million allowances have been allocated to operators.

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National Allocation Decision

In the National Allocation Decision 2013-2020 the allocation has been determined for all installations which applied for free allocation. As a result of changes, the allocation of a few installations has been changed after that.

Allocation suspended

For 11 installations the allocation for 2019 is suspended. The NEa expects that the allocation for these installations will decrease significantly in 2019. By doing this, the NEa prevents installations from receiving more allowances than they are entitled to receive. The contact persons of the installations concerned have received a so called ‘suspension decision’.


11 aircraft operators covered by the EU ETS in the Netherlands who have a free allocation also received their 2019 allowances during the night of 25 to 26 February. In total, the aircraft operators received approximately 1,3 million emission allowances this year.