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Students: Make an “A” on your report card and win $25 Visa Gift Card; May winners announced

Wake Electric is awarding 40 $25 Visa Gift Cards to area students who received at least one “A” (or its equivalent) on their report cards. These awards are part of a drawing held three times a year.  The deadline to send in entries is May 22, at 5 p.m.

Reminder: the deadline for the next drawing is Sept. 20, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. NOTE: Because each school district may have a different time for issuing report cards, if a student’s entry misses one deadline, the entry will automatically be included in the next drawing.

To enter, students must include:

  • A copy of the report card with any “A”s highlighted
  • Parents’ or guardians’ names (if applicable)
  • Home address
  • Email address that is checked regularly
  • School attending
  • Telephone Number

Students in any grade in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties may apply.

Winners in the May drawing are:

Last Name First Name School
Dixon Evan Granville Early College
Sun Joshua Wakefield Middle
Fucci Alexander Heritage High
Bittner Caitlyn Franklin Academy
Worner Jacob Thales Academy
Daughtridge Daniel Wakefield High
Rotosky Jaden Wakefield Elementary
Heffner Joshua Heritage Middle
Rochelle Brianna Heritage High
Rotosky Taylor Wake Forest Middle
Bussetti Matthew Heritage middle
Lamberti Anthony Wake Forest High
Buttry Forrest Heritage Middle
Huckaby, IV Albert Pleasant Union Elementary
Simpson Joseph Heritage Middle
Bullock Justin South Granville High
Debruhl Sarah Bunn High
Panebianco Benjamin St. Raphael Catholic School
Nguyen Melanie Millbrook High
Beckom Ashton Wakefield Middle
Allen Steven Heritage High
Bryan Aubrianna Thales Academy
Worner Chloe Thales Academy
Teague Cooper Thales Academy
Harrington Collin Wake Forest High
Curry Kordell Heritage High
Valerio Jacqueline Butner-Stem Middle
Harrington Shane Wake Forest High
Heroux Ashlynn Franklin Academy
Frederickson Maia Franklin Academy
Berrier Clay North Raleigh Christian Academy
Teague Graham Thales Academy
Nguyen Amy West Millbrook Middle
Blalock Savannah Franklin Academy
Heroux Aimee Franklin Academy
Bullock Sharecia Granville Central High
Solomon Laura Heritage Middle
Beltran Jessica G C Hawley Middle
Peterson Alexander Falls Lake Academy-Middle
Lewis Nia Thales Academy


Funding for the Give us an A program is made possible by Wake Electric members through the Operation Round-Up Program. Members who sign up for Operation Round-Up elect to have their monthly electric bill rounded up to the next whole dollar. These pennies add up to major dollars for community programs.  For more details go to


Hurricane season begins June 1 – be prepared! And, as always, Wake Electric is here for you before, during, and after the storm.

Be ready for summer storms June 1 marks the start of Hurricane Season! At Wake Electric, we’re preparing for storm season now. And we want you, our members, to be prepared, too. Weather the storm by taking action now: • Make a plan: Identify the safest spots in your home, designate a meeting place, and…Continue Reading

Attention members: beware of scammers posing as Wake Electric employees

Recently, we have had reports of scammers claiming to be employees of Wake Electric to steal money and personal information. Sometimes these energy scammers contact members directly, either by calling or stopping by and claiming they represent the co-op. Never give anyone personal or financial information who claimes to be an employee of the co-op…Continue Reading

Outages caused Friday morning by trees falling on power lines; crews working to repair

Intense storms moving through the area downed trees throughout Wake Electric’s territory, which took out multiple power lines. Crews are working quickly and safely to restore power the remaining members who are without power (note the outage map frequently refreshes with the latest numbers). Members can check outages and restoration progress on the Wake Electric…Continue Reading

Wake Electric members in Knightdale area to experience 2 brief outages on Friday, April 21

Wake Electric members in Knightdale area to experience 2 brief outages on Friday, April 21 [NOTE: the afternoon outage time has changed from previously announced time between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – the work was completed early.] Wake Electric members in the Knightdale area experienced a brief outage today, Friday April…Continue Reading

Operation RoundUp Winners for 1st quarter announced

Wake Electric has awarded grants to the following non-profit organizations.  (Note:  any grant applications received after the last deadline will be rolled over in the 2nd quarter grant round.  The deadline for 2nd quarter applications is June 9, 2017 at 5 p.m.) Camp Kanata Summer Camp $2,500 Pillow Packs Pillows and bags $1,000 Assistance League…Continue Reading

2017 Wake Electric Scholarship winners announced

For 2017 Wake Electric awarded 17 college scholarships equaling a total of $22,000. The Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) was awarded to:  Abigail Nacional, Heritage High The Touchstone Energy Scholarship ($1,250) winners are: Jonasha Green, NC Agricultural & Technical State University Bethany Ray, Wilson Early College Academy Chad Kibbe, NC State University Carly Graves,…Continue Reading

Teachers: Apply for classroom grants for up to $3,000

Wake Electric is now accepting applications for two different grant programs: Bright Ideas education grants of up to $3,000 for the 2017-2018 school year. Teachers in K-12 public school classrooms with creative ideas for hands-on learning projects are encouraged to apply. The schools must be in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties. …Continue Reading

Deadline approaching for middle-school students: apply for a basketball camp scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill or N.C. State

Apply now for 2017 Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships! Wake Electric is once again offering middle-school students the chance to win a full scholarship to summer basketball camp.  Camps for both young men and women will be held in June.   The Roy Williams Basketball Camp for boys will be held at the University of North…Continue Reading