Wish I was over there in the midwest:
I analyze contracts, title reports, and many other legal documents for a living.
I would scour every regulation and procedure in order to find something the utility company, Bay City Electric Light & Power, did wrong:
Someone over there just has to find the glitch and then file suit in order to make this utility company suffer.
It is obscene to turn off power in the dead of winter for any reason, especially when the tenant subscriber is a 93 year old man, apparently alone in the world.
If what Bay City Electric did was technically legal, then, like the feds did with Al Capone, you have to get them another way.
Every case against them should be explored.
Every possible lapse, mishap, everything.
This is when the seemingly pernicious loophole-exploiting nature of lawyers can be utilized toward noble ends.
But, the obvious problem is:
Who has the time to do this?
It is kind of tough to earn a living as it is and not everyone is possessed of the countless hours necessary to pursue this matter to a conclusion, so, chances are, this gentle soul's passing will go unavenged.