RGGI Auction 21 was held on September 4, 2013 and monitored by Potomac Economics, an independent monitor of electricity markets retained to evaluate the RGGI CO2 allowance market. Potomac observed the auction and found no material evidence of collusion or manipulation by bidders.
A total of 52 qualified bidders, listed by name in section 4 below, submitted an Intent to Bid in the auction.
The following statistics summarize the purchases and holdings of allowances by electric generators and their corporate affiliates ("compliance entities") under the RGGI program:
In Auction 21, compliance entities and their affiliates purchased 53 percent of the CO2 allowances sold.
In the first 21 RGGI auctions, compliance entities and their affiliates purchased 84 percent of the current control period allowances sold.
Compliance entities and their affiliates will hold 82 percent of the allowances in circulation following the settlement of allowances sold in Auction 21.
3. Dispersion of Bids
In the offering of allowances for the current control period, bids were submitted by 33 compliance entities and nine other entities.
Seven compliance entities and six other entities submitted bids for a large quantity of allowances (i.e., at least 2 million tons). Overall, compliance entities accounted for 54 percent of the quantity of allowances for which bids were submitted. The quantity of allowances for which bids were submitted was 2.0 times the available supply in Auction 21, down slightly from 2.1 times the available supply in auction 20 and 2.2 times the available supply in Auction 19.
4. Qualified Bidders
The following 52 qualified bidders submitted their intent to bid in the auction.
Astoria Energy, LLC
Astoria Generating Company, LP
Berkshire Power Company, LLC
Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogen Partners, LP
Caithness Long Island, LLC
Calpine Energy Services, LP
Castleton Power, LLC
CE2 Carbon Capital, LLC
Consolidated Edison Comp. of NY, Inc.
CP Energy Marketing (US) Inc.
Delaware City Refining Company, LLC
DTE Energy Trading, Inc.
Dynegy Marketing and Trade, LLC
EDF Trading North America, LLC
Empire Generating Co., LLC
Entergy Rhode Island State Energy, LP
Exelon Generation Company, LLC
Footprint Power Salem Harbor Operations, LLC
GenOn Energy Management, LLC
Granite Ridge Energy, LLC
H.Q Energy Services (U.S.) Inc.
Hess Corporation (G)
Indeck Energy Serv. of Silver Springs
Indeck-Corinth Limited Partnership
Indeck-Oswego Limited Partnership
Jamestown Board of Public Utilities
J-Power USA Development Co., Ltd.
Kleen Energy Systems, LLC
Koch Supply & Trading, LP
Lakeside Energy, LLC
Luminus Energy Partners QP, LP
Mercuria Energy America, Inc.
Millennium Power Partners, LP
Morgan Stanley Capital Group, Inc
National Grid Gen. dba National Grid
New Athens Generating Company, LLC
NextEra Energy Power Marketing, LLC
NRG Power Marketing, LLC
Power Authority of the State of New York
PSEG Energy Resources & Trade, LLC
Public Service Company of New Hampshire
Selkirk Cogen Partners, LP
Shell Energy North America (US), LP
Twin Eagle Resource Management, LLC
Upstate New York Power Producers, LLC
Verso Paper Corp.
Village of Freeport
Wallingford Energy, LLC
Allowance Prices and Volumes (by Auction)
This chart displays the results of each RGGI CO2 Allowance Auction. To view a state-by-state breakdown for each auction, click on the auction number listed in the left-hand column.
This chart displays cumulative auction results organized by state. To view a complete breakdown by auction and allowance control period for each state, click on the state name listed in the left-hand column.