“power companies are remotely turning down people’s home thermostats”
Thus the Smart Grid. They had it all worked out…except none of it worked, and none of it is out. The idea was: instead of selling you stuff you need, we shut off the power when it’s 110f and grandma dies in her bed. Oops! Sorry. So sad.
Oh wait: power didn’t go out in the rich blue districts? Well they just had a power upgrade and wasn’t browning out there, you understand. President Snow has it all in hand.