November is a time of year for reflection and giving thanks. Wake Electric is grateful for the strong cooperative network that enables us to better serve you, our member, and our broader community.
When you think about Wake Electric, you probably associate us with the local community. And you would be right. Our leadership team, board of directors and employees all live and work right here in the community we serve. But you may not realize that Wake Electric is part of a much larger cooperative network that brings additional value, tools and knowledge that benefit you, the members of the co-op.
One of the defining characteristics of a cooperative is our cooperation among cooperatives. There is no better example of electric cooperatives working together to meet bigger challenges than during power restoration after a severe weather event. When severe weather is predicted for our region, like a hurricane, we call on our sister co-ops in areas unaffected by the approaching storm. Through this system of mutual aid, we coordinate with other co-ops to bring additional trucks, equipment and manpower to affected areas. We work together and share resources in order to restore power to our community. Wake Electric reciprocates by assisting other electric co-ops when they request help.
Wake Electric’s ability to tap into the larger electric cooperative network and access tools, products, resources and leading practices from across the nation ultimately makes our co-op and our community stronger. When electric co-ops collaborate, we strengthen each other and the communities we serve and that is something in which to be truly thankful.