Emissions Trading Schemes fees, charges and civil penalties

The charges associated with the UK ETS scheme and EU ETS are aligned and are presented in the table below. The fee and charges are due from 1st April 2023. Charges in relation to Free Allocation and Aviation are not relevant to participation in the EU Scheme.

Fees and charges

Charge category Category A
Less than 50kt per year
Category B
At least 50kt and no more than 500kt
Category C
more than 500kt
Permit application £1,621 £3,037 £7,252
Annual subsistence £3,091 £4,027 £4,950
Variation £513 £513 £513
Transfer £513 £513 £513
Revocation £816 £816 £816
Surrender £816 £816 £816
Allocation from New Entrant Reserve  * £1,358 £1,358 £1,358

* An application for Retention of Allocation will be charged at £141 multiplied by the number of hours specified in the relevant notice and is now only applicable to the UK scheme.

Civil penalties

For EU Participants the 2012 regulations and for UK Participants the the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020 requires you to pay a civil penalty if you do not surrender sufficient allowances to cover your reportable emissions by 30 April each year, and for various other breaches of your permit and monitoring plan.

The EU Carbon price can be viewed here:

The UK Carbon price can be viewed here:

Additional Information.

Please contact emission.trading@daera-ni.gov.uk if you have any queries.

During the transfer to the new METS system the ETSWAP system should not be used to submit notifications, applications and monitoring reports and activity level change submissions.

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