SPS, SPP request Texas regulators to issue order involving right of first refusal

Southwestern Public Service (SPS) and the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) have agreed to abate a lawsuit and to seek a declaration from Texas regulators regarding whether Texas law grants SPS a right of first refusal to build a regionally funded transmission project or whether SPP must follow the competitive bid process in the absence of such right of first refusal under Texas law, the petition said.