Activation of the upgraded Union registry that includes additional functionalities for phase 3 of the EU ETS is now scheduled to take place in the last week of September or the first week of October. It is expected that access to the registry will be suspended for a maximum of one day.
Together with a number of improvements, the new software release includes functionalities enabling the auctioning of phase 3 and aviation allowances, the new trading account type and a trusted account list.
The trusted account list adds to the set of security measures available in the single registry. This measure prevents any transfer from a holding account to an account that is not trusted. After its activation, an account holder wishing to initiate a transfer to an account that is not on the trusted account list will need to open a trading account. This new account type is also made available in this new release. More information on these new features is available in questions 21 to 23 of the FAQ section.
National helpdesks can provide support to account holders in case of questions or difficulties during or after the activation of the new functionalities.
More information on the exact timetable, including the start and end dates of the activation, will be communicated on this website on 17 September. Should any change to this schedule become necessary, updated information will be communicated on this website.