Dead people don't use electricity, ding-dong. You obviously don't know how regulated electric companies work. There is a time lag, but eventually the public utilities commission gives them the rates they need to pay reasonable expenses plus an allowed return on equity. Rate increases for emergency repairs are a slam dunk. It will just take some time, which I have plenty of.
Too bad you took a hit today. You should be thankful my purchase this morning helped the price from going lower.