Following an investigation into allegations of abuse of a dominant position, the European Commission (Commission) accepted a number of remedies offered by the German energy group E.ON. The Commission’s investigation disclosed concerns that E.ON may have devised and implemented a strategy to deter third parties from investing in electricity generation and favoured its own production affiliate in the provision of balancing services while at the same time passing the resulting costs on to final consumers. Following market testing on the effectiveness of the offered remedies, the Commission has accepted E.ON's proposal to sell off 5,000 megawatts of electricity generation capacity to competitors together with its entire extra-high voltage network. This divestment means more than 20% of Germany's generation capacity will be available to competitors and newcomers. The objective of this proposal is that increased competition may assist in reducing prices.