As we get closer to the holiday season, Wake Electric would like to take this opportunity to express gratitude for your membership in our electric cooperative. Because of you, we are able to make our community a better place. Every member has an impact on their co-op in ways they may not even realize.

As part of the cooperative business model, one of our core principles is “Concern for Community.” While our priority is always to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy, we view our role in the community as a catalyst for good.

Annually, our co-op gives out teacher grants, community grants, and scholarships thanks to members who round up their light bill to the nearest dollar and donate those pennies. Those pennies add up to dollars that make a difference in the lives of hundreds of people in our territory every year. You empower the co-op through your membership and through your participation in these programs.

When you attend co-op events like the Annual Meeting or Member Advisory Committee meetings, alert us to problems, provide suggestions online or to our employees, you help us improve operations and thereby better serve the larger co-op membership.

Because we are locally governed by members of our community, we are able to get a firsthand perspective on community priorities, helping us make more informed decisions on long-term investments, such as equipment and technology upgrades and electric vehicle programs.

After Hurricane Florence, we appreciated the countless thank-you notes our employees received for working so hard to restore power during the storm. In severe weather and dangerous conditions, our number one focus is our members.

Wake Electric is a reflection of our local community and its evolving needs. Together, let’s continue making our corner of the world a better place. We can’t do it without you, and for that, we’re thankful for your membership.