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 21, between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. and will experience one more at 1:30 p.m. for about 15 minutes.
The outages are required for Duke Energy/Progress to repair equipment damaged during a recent outage. That equipment feeds into Wake Electric’s system and, consequently, those repairs will briefly affect some Wake Electric members. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If there are any questions, please call Customer Service at (919) 863-6300. And, remember, you can always check outages in real time on our outage map at www.wemc.com.


Operation RoundUp Winners for 1st quarter announced

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2017 Wake Electric Scholarship winners announced

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

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

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Area non-profits – apply for grants by this Friday, March 10

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