Power outages are not undoubtedly a bad thing at our house.
When I used to live in the north, no electric was horrible.
The beach house was pitch black & we could not use any water. That meant no flushing of toilets, no shower & no washing hands until the lines got fixed. The men always took their sweet time too. Typically our father would have to hook up a generator since we could not go separate from heating. The beach house temperature would decrease in a matter of hours. A perfectly heated beach house would be a chilly beach house in around 10 hours flat. So anytime the power went out, we were all frantic. In the south it stays bright. I hardly upset about no lights. I also have a pool. I just shower & use the pool water for a lot of things. When it comes to Heating & Air Conditioning, that is no problem either. I can go a long time separate from heating in the south, it just is not that cold. If the power goes out in the summer, no A/C is a little more stressful. I do worry that the lack of A/C will allow the indoor air to be moist. Then I might deal with mold growth! But, other than that, not having A/C is not too bad. I do save on our bills not running the AC. If I get a little too hot, I just swim in our pool. I recognize I could go weeks if I needed to. Funny enough, the power in the south gets fixed way faster than it ever did in the north.