Texas Counties Submit Amici Brief in Texas Supreme Court Regarding ERCOT Sovereign Immunity Dispute



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AUSTIN, Texas –– Several Texas counties have filed an amicus brief, weighing in on a dispute regarding whether the state’s electric grid operator is protected under sovereign immunity, explaining that ERCOT’s failures in recent winter storms makes the high court’s decision in the underlying proceeding now holds “new weight.”

In a March 9 brief filed with the Texas Supreme Court, Travis, Fort Bend, Harris and Hidalgo Counties said that Winter Storm Uri highlighted ERCOT’s failures and that, now, the case “has implications that reach far beyond the inner circle of banks, co-operatives, companies, and investors looking to leverage the market …






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