Operator holding account

Every Dutch company participating in CO2 emissions trading must have an operator holding account (OHA) in the CO2 Registry. This account is necessary in order to receive allocations, enter emissions data and surrender sufficient allowances. An OHA can also be used to make transfers.

Opening an operator holding account

Before companies can participate in the EU ETS, they must open an OHA. The NEa Helpdesk will inform companies in good time of this procedure. When opening an OHA, at least two account representatives must be appointed to manage the account. The application must be signed by a person with statutory authority to represent, i.e. somebody who is legally authorised to sign documents (usually a director or member of the Executive Board).


Operator holding accounts are free. However you may also opt for a Premium Account, which offers additional services. This account type is subject to fees.