Our family has made a habit of having backups and redundancies for critical systems for a couple decades now. But I hate to see fools viewing services like electricity as anything more than a relationship with the customer with the main goal to meet customer needs and desires. Trying to "teach" customers a lesson by shutting off their power is a fool's errand. I hope they would teach the power companies a lesson in return by breaking all the monopolies. A good company encourages customers to voluntarily understand and plan for interruptions in their service.