A Travis County district judge has ruled in favor of LCRA in a portion of its dispute with the city of Georgetown, one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers.
State District Judge Tim Sulak on Friday ruled against Georgetown’s claim that it could not be sued by LCRA because of sovereign immunity. Judge Sulak also denied Georgetown’s motion to transfer the case from Travis to Williamson County.
The rulings come in a dispute between LCRA and seven wholesale electric customers that decided to leave LCRA before their power contracts expire in 2016. The seven claim that LCRA has breached its contracts with them, but LCRA has repeatedly and strongly denied those allegations.
“We are pleased to see that the judge ruled in our favor, and we look forward to having this matter resolved,” LCRA General Manager Becky Motal said. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: We believe these contracts are valid and should be enforced.”