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ERCOT also said in its filing that Aspire Commodities must use ERCOT’s alternative dispute resolution process before bringing a complaint to the Public Utility Commission and asked the commission to dismiss the complaint on that grounds.

Aspire president Adam Sinn said ERCOT wants to force people into arbitration so that it can bury the proceedings and delay making decisions.

The longer the delay, the more difficult it is for ERCOT to reprice, he said. And Aspire Commodities isn’t required to go through an arbitration process, he said, because the commission has already established jurisdiction over the issue.