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2012 SO2 Allowance Auction

2012 EPA Allowance Auction Results

Allowances Available for Auction
Origin of AllowancesSpot Auction
(First Usable in 2012)
7 Year Advance Auction
(First Usable in 2019 )
EPA125,000125,000
Privately Offered00
Total125,000125,000

Spot Auction Results
AllowancesNumber of BidsNumber of BiddersBid Price
Bid For: 400,415Successful: 28 Successful: 11Highest: $10.00
Sold: 125,000Unsuccessful: 11 Unsuccessful: 2Clearing: $.56
(the clearing price is the lowest price at which a successful bid was made)
 Total: 39Total: 13 Lowest: $.01
   Weighted Average of Winning Bids: $.67

7-Year Advance Auction Results
AllowancesNumber of BidsNumber of BiddersBid Price
Bid For: 378,733Successful: 5 Successful: 5Highest: $2.00
Sold: 125,000Unsuccessful: 5 Unsuccessful: 3Clearing: $.12
(the clearing price is the lowest price at which a successful bid was made)
 Total: 10Total: 8 Lowest: $.01
   Weighted Average of Winning Bids: $.13

Spot Auction Winners
Bidder's NameQuantity Percentage of
Total Allowances
Amount Paid
LUME75,000 60.000 $52,000.00
Venator C. McFadden38,617 30.894$21,625.52
Ohio Valley Electric Corp.11,000 8.800$8,700.00
University of Tampa Environmental Protection Coalition200 0.160$1,000.00
Quadrivium Partners LLC100 0.080$250.00
Bates College Environmental Econ B45 0.036$81.49
Enlightened Citizen at UW-Madison17 0.014$30.15
Bates College Environmental Econ A9 0.007$17.11
Coral Cavanagh6 0.005$60.00
Green Country Energy, LLC5 0.004$25.00
Bates College Environmental Econ 11 0.001$2.50
TOTALS125,000100%$83,791.77

7-Year Advance Auction Winners
Bidder's NameQuantityPercentage of
Total Allowances
Amount Paid
Venator C. McFadden121,442 97.154$14,573.04
Quadrivium Partners LLC3,000 2.400$750.00
University of Tampa Environmental Protection Coalition500 0.400$1,000.00
Enlightened Citizen at UW-Madison50 0.040$10.00
Green Country Energy, LLC8 0.006$16.00
TOTALS125,000100%$16,349.04
 Total Auction Proceeds$100,140.81

Spot Bids (First Usable in 2012)

Bids Bidder's Name Quantity Total
$10.00Coral Cavanagh66
$5.00Enlightened Citizen at UW-Madison28
$5.00University of Tampa Environmental Protection Coalition200208
$5.00Green Country Energy, LLC5213
$3.00Bates College Environmental Econ B5218
$2.50Bates College Environmental Econ 11219
$2.50Quadrivium Partners LLC100319
$2.10Bates College Environmental Econ A1320
$2.05Bates College Environmental Econ A2322
$2.01Enlightened Citizen at UW-Madison5327
$2.00Bates College Environmental Econ A3330
$2.00Bates College Environmental Econ B10340
$2.00Bates College Environmental Econ B10350
$2.00Bates College Environmental Econ A1351
$1.91Bates College Environmental Econ B1352
$1.90Bates College Environmental Econ A1353
$1.67Bates College Environmental Econ B6359
$1.65Bates College Environmental Econ B1360
$1.59Bates College Environmental Econ B1361
$1.32Bates College Environmental Econ B1362
$1.01Bates College Environmental Econ A1363
$1.01Enlightened Citizen at UW-Madison10373
$1.00Bates College Environmental Econ B10383
$.90Ohio Valley Electric Corp.5,0005,383
$.75LUME50,00055,383
$.70Ohio Valley Electric Corp.6,00061,383
$.58LUME25,00086,383
$.56Venator C. McFadden*125,000211,383
Bids below this line were unsuccessful because they were below the clearing price of $0.56.
$.51Ohio Valley Electric Corp.7,000218,383
$.50Bates College Environmental Econ2218,385
$.47LUME25,000243,385
$.41LUME25,000268,385
$.26Ohio Valley Electric Corp.2,000270,385
$.10Element Markets LLC30,000300,385
$.10Bates College Environmental Econ A29300,414
$.09Bates College Environmental Econ A1300,415
$.05Element Markets LLC40,000340,415
$.02Element Markets LLC55,000395,415
$.01Ohio Valley Electric Corp.5,000400,415

*Awarded a partial fill of 38,617 out of 125,000 allowances bid for.

7-Year Advance Bids (First Usable in 2019)

Bids Bidder's Name Quantity Total
$2.00Green Country Energy, LLC88
$2.00University of Tampa Environmental Protection Coalition500508
$.25Quadrivium Partners LLC3,0003,508
$.20Enlightened Citizen at UW-Madison503,558
$.12Venator C. McFadden*125,000128,558
Bids below this line were unsuccessful because they were below the clearing price of $0.12.
$.11LUME125,000253,558
$.10Enlightened Citizen at UW-Madison100253,658
$.02Bates College Environmental Econ25253,683
$.01Element Markets LLC125,000378,683
$.01Bates College Environmental Econ50378,733

*Awarded a partial fill of 121,442 out of 125,000 allowances bid for.

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