4.1 What is the budget for the third auction?
The third auction will have $12 million budget. The budget for the New Segment will be $6 million, and the budget for the Open Segment will be $12 million, less the amount of the budget spent in the New Segment.
4.2 What is the strike price, and how will it be determined in the second auction?
The strike price, also known as the guaranteed price at which the PAF will purchase emission reductions or the floor price, will be determined by the third auction.
4.3 What is the premium, and how will it be determined in the third auction?
The option premium, or the cost of purchase the put option, has been announced for the third auction as $0.30 per ton. As an example, buying a put option redeemable with 2,000 CERs will cost $600. The premium will be paid immediately following the auction.
4.4 In the end, the guaranteed price of each emission reduction will be determined by the strike price minus the premium price. Is this correct?
Yes. The net value per emission reduction will be the strike price (paid by the World Bank upon successful redemption of put options) minus the premium price (paid by the auction winner immediately following the auction).
4.5 Will the premium be refunded if I do not exercise the put options?
The premium is not refundable should the options not be exercised. However, the options are tradable.
4.6 What is the size of the bid deposit?
The bid deposit will be $0.06 per ton of emission reduction, and will correspond to the volume of put options the bidder seeks to purchase in the first round of bidding. For example, if a bidder wishes to bid for 200,000 ERs in the first round, the bidder will pay a $12,000 bid deposit.
4.7 Do I get the deposit back if I do not win?
Yes, the deposit will be refunded to those who do not win the auction.
4.8 Does a bidder lose its deposit if it fails to pay the premium?
Where a bidder defaults, the IBRD shall be entitled to take actions such as retaining a share of the bid deposit as compensation to the IBRD for its administrative costs, losses, and/or expenses incurred in respect of the failed or partially failed PAF Auction.
4.9 Will the PAF accept only cash deposits?
Yes, the PAF will only accept cash for the bid deposit.
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