Germany's largest energy group, E.ON, has agreed to sell off its transmission grid in a compromise deal that is designed to bring an end to its long-running competition case with the European Commission. E.ON’s proposals to sell its electricity transmission network and 4,800 MW of generation capacity have been welcomed by the Commission. E.ON’s offer is the first settlement proposal in the Commission’s investigation into the energy sector in the European Union. The Commission will now carry out a market test to determine whether E.ON’s proposals will address its concerns. Meanwhile, the Commission’s investigations into other EU national energy markets continue.