Electric Cos. Join ERCOT In Request For Winter Storm MDL

By Katie Buehler (April 20, 2021, 6:40 PM EDT) -- Texas electricity companies facing lawsuits related to the deadly and destructive February winter storm have joined the state's primary grid operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc., in requesting multidistrict litigation in what is now a total of 90 cases.

In a string of consecutive motions filed with the Texas Supreme Court's Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation since April 15, San Antonio's municipal electricity provider CPS Energy, Houston-based distributor CenterPoint Energy, Houston Electric LLC and Dallas-based distributor Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC have asked to add a total of 40 individual lawsuits against them into ERCOT's requested MDL for consolidated...

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