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 without confirming their identity. If they call, ask for a call back number, then verify their identity with your co-op. If they stop by, ask the person for a valid employee ID. Asking tough questions and being skeptical will not offend honest people.

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