Phase III of the EU ETS (2013-2020)

As you will have been notified if you are a GHG permit holder the EPA held a workshop for operators on Wednesday 6th April 2011 in relation to the data collection requirements for free allocation of allowances in Phase III.

The 8 guidance documents produced so far by the EU Commission on the data collection exercise are available for download.  They have been endorsed by the Climate Change Committee on 14 April 2011.

For the moment there is no Guidance Document No. 7 on New Entrants and Closures, this will be available in draft form around the middle of May.

The EPA customised data collection template (MS Excel Workbook) and the Methodology Report template will shortly be available to download here also. The draft Commission Decision of 15 December 2010 is available to download from the Commission's website at

If you have any queries in relation to this documentation or the workshop please email