Account types

Several types of accounts can be opened in the Union Registry. Each account type has a specific purpose which determines the account’s functionality and thus possible applicants.

 

 

Account types in the EU ETS

Operator holding account

All installations included in the EU ETS have an operator holding account. The account can receive free allocation of allowances, emissions can be entered and verified, and it is possible to transfer and surrender allowances.

Except for the specific functionality described above, the account type corresponds to a trading account, see below.

The account is free of charge but can only be opened if a greenhouse gas permit exists for the installation.

Aircraft operator account

All aircraft operators included in the ETS have an aircraft operator account. The account can receive free allocation of allowances, emissions can be entered and verified, and it is possible to transfer and surrender allowances.

Except for the specific functionality described above, the account type corresponds to a trading account, see below.

The account is free of charge but can only be opened if a monitoring plan exists for the aircraft operator.

Trading account

The main account type for those who want to trade on the EU ETS market.

The accounts can be opened by private individuals, companies as well as operators and aircraft operators. There are fees associated with the account type.

Verifier account

Verifier accounts can only be opened by an organisation which is accredited as a verifier according to directive 2003/87/EC. The account type is used by verifiers for verification purposes and in some cases to enter emissions on associated operator and aircraft operator holding accounts. Therefore, the account cannot hold units. Verifier accounts require only one authorised representative.

The account is free of charge.

 

Account types in the registry under the Kyoto protocol

Person holding account

The account type for those who want to trade with units originating from the Kyoto Protocol.

The accounts can be opened by private individuals, companies as well as operators and aircraft operators. There are fees associated with the account.

Fees

Trading accounts and person holding accounts are subject to opening and annual fees.

Application fee: SEK 3 600 (VAT excluded)

Annual fee: SEK 2 000 (VAT excluded)

Opening accounts and adding representatives

Restrictions

The main difference between the different account types in the EU ETS is how transfers are carried out.

The Trusted account list