June 29 — A Travis County judge dismissed Denton’s lawsuit that claimed ERCOT was using uplift — a mechanism by which it “spreads the cost” of municipalities unable to pay exorbitant energy bills onto other municipalities, including Denton. For example, a city unable to pay part or all of its energy bill to ERCOT because of the sky-high costs imposed during February’s winter storm would have its debt pushed onto other cities.