See the State Proceeds and Allowances table for a summary of Auction [[ auction_number ]] proceeds by state.
RGGI Auction [[ auction_number ]] was held on [[ auction_date ]] 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.
Below are key data and information on the results of the auction. Only 6 states (CT, ME, MD, MA, RI, VT) offered allowances for sale in Auction [[ auction_number ]]. Detailed analysis is available in the Market Monitor Report for Auction [[ auction_number ]].
1. Auction Statistics
- Offering: [[ quantity_offered ]]
- Quantity Sold: [[ quantity_sold ]]
- Clearing Price: $[[ clearing_price ]]
- Number of Bidders: [[ actual_bidders ]]
- Final Ratio of Bids to Supply: [[ ratio ]]
- Percent Won by Compliance Entities: [[ percent_won_by_compliance ]]%
2. Auction Participation
A total of [[ potential_bidders ]] potential bidders submitted an Intent to Bid in the auction. For a list of potential bidders by name, see the Market Monitor Report.
The market monitor's report summarizes auction participation for compliance entities.
Compliance Entities are firms with a compliance obligation and their affiliates.
In Auction [[ auction_number ]], Compliance Entities purchased [[ percent_won_by_compliance ]]% of the current control period allowances sold.
3. Dispersion of Bids
Bids were widely dispersed across Compliance Entities and non-compliance entities.
Most of the entities that submitted bids for a large quantity of allowances (i.e., at least 2 million tons) were Compliance Entities.
Overall, Compliance Entities accounted for 80% of the quantity of allowances for which bids were submitted in the current control period offering. The quantity of allowances for which bids were submitted was [[ ratio ]] times the initial offering of [[ quantity_offered ]] current control period allowances.