We’re Thankful for Our Strong Cooperative Network

November is a time of year for reflection and giving thanks and 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.

A defining characteristic of a cooperative is one of our seven guiding principles — 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 or winter storm, we call on our fellow 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.

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.

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