Defining a Brighter Future for Co-op Members and the Community
As we define a future for our members and the community, we will continue our commitment to delivering reliable electricity at the lowest possible cost, while also advancing the pursuit of responsible sustainability goals. Wake Electric, along with the network of North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, announced in August a goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with an interim step of reducing emissions by 50 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.
We commit to these goals voluntarily and know that in order to achieve them while upholding our promise of delivering reliable electricity at the lowest possible cost, we must: continue to leverage our existing investments in carbon-free power sources like nuclear energy; work with our members through energy services to manage when and how electricity travels across the grid; incorporate new sources of energy, including solar; utilize low-cost natural gas to expand renewable energy growth; and support the advancement of new technologies that effectively capture carbon emissions.
As a local business Wake Electric is not only powering, but also empowering our community. We are in tune with—and responsive to—the needs of our community because we live here and know firsthand how access to essential services and opportunities for economic growth will strengthen this region. Most importantly, we will never lose sight of the fact that the brightest parts of our future are the people and communities we serve.