Again, I agree with you. But the fact remains no one was charged outside of the government cap nor were they charged outside of their contract. Take action to have the law changed or challenge the contract in court but at this point no one has done anything illegal. It's a bad situation and somebody will end up footing the bill.Society can and does decide if terms of a contract is in the best interest of the people. Price gouging during an emergency is already illegal in texas, even when the payer voluntarily pays the higher price. It strains credulity when one can be prosecuted for charging $5 per gallon of gas instead of the normal $3 during an emergency, but electric companies are free to charge thousands of dollars more during the same event.