I'm not sure if I missed something between the random 1 time fees and the blah blah, but what does the lease actually say about electricity?
I may be guessing or not licensed in your state. No atty/client relationship exists. I earn my living collecting points for "helpful" answers.
Bring your lease to an attorney for review. What does it say about who is responsible for paying the electric? It may be buried in the lease someplace that you are responsible for electric and that the landlord had the right to establish the account. If the lease states that the landlord is supposed to supply electric then you may have a case against him.
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