Power outage and candle power are not the same. In the cold of winter or the heat of summer a power outage can be deadly serious.
We should be demanding that our representatives not only investigate our power grid vulnerabilities but fix them. Knowing a problem exists and doing nothing to fix the problem is criminal.
If our power grid goes down for an extended period in time could and most likely would lead to many deaths. Depending on how long the death totals could easily reach into the thousands and potentially the hundreds of thousands or even into the millions.
Do your part and educate yourself. A hack into our power grid is bad enough, but can usually be fixed in a short period of time. The real danger is from an EMP, but that is another story.
Hold your representatives responsible. Demand action.