ERCOT Asks Texas Justices To Decide Immunity Status

By Katie Buehler (September 27, 2021, 5:32 PM EDT) -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc. has again asked the Texas Supreme Court to decide whether it enjoys governmental immunity — which the court declined to answer earlier this year — as it seeks to end a lawsuit over the hike in energy prices during February's deadly winter storm.

The grid operator filed a petition for writ of mandamus on Friday challenging a Fourth Court of Appeals ruling affirming a Bexar County District Court's denial of ERCOT's bid to toss breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence claims brought against it by San Antonio-owned CPS Energy based on...

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