Re: Really, that Much?
What's to stop them having a 'computer glitch' causing you to be cut off?
Who is "them"? What sort of "glitch" do you imagine could have that effect?
Because a "glitch" that could do that, could just as easily send airliners crashing into your hometown or cause every traffic light in the city to turn green at once. Some things are just - not within the scope of what "a glitch" could plausibly do.
No in a modern world energy should not be price rationed. Modern people should be able to afford the nessesaties of modern life.
Look, "the necessities of modern life" aren't free. Somebody has to generate, transmit, distribute and balance all that power, and that takes resources, and resources cost money. The purpose of electricity billing is to make sure that everyone pays as fair a share as possible of that cost.