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Jan. 9, 2023, 9:18 PM

Texas High Court Weighs Power Grid Operator’s Immunity Claim

Janet Miranda
Janet Miranda

Nearly two years after a severe winter storm that left more than 200 people dead and millions of homes and businesses without power, the Texas power grid administrator told the state supreme court that it should be protected from liability because it’s entitled to sovereign immunity.

But an attorney representing public utility CPS Energy, which sued the Electric Reliability Council of Texas after the February 2021 storm, said Monday that the private corporation has no right to be deemed a governmental unit that qualifies for immunity from suits.

“Despite many opportunities, including after the winter storm, the legislature has never ...

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