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Three Low-Cost No-Cost Ways to Save Energy & Money

Now that spring is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to tackle a few DIY projects to improve comfort and efficiency in your home. Saving money through greater energy efficiency is always a great way to start! In addition, Wake Electric offers several services to help you manage your energy throughout the entire year. Spring forward and start saving energy and money today.

  • Home Weatherization Keep wintery drafts out of your home by sealing cracks and gaps. Weather stripping around doors and windows works well when you can see daylight between the frame and the wall or floor. Use caulk to seal around the frames where you see gaps. For more tips visit
  • Wake’s Flexible Payment Options We offer “pay-as-you-go” and levelized billing services to help spread out your energy payments instead of having to pay the high costs that extreme weather brings at one time. Statistics indicate that “pay-as-you-go” electricity programs often help lower consumption by 10-12% due to members’ awareness of usage patterns. So, if you’re interested in monitoring and lowering your electricity use, you could benefit from Wake’s PowerUp program.
  • SmartHub/Mobile App This app lets you track your energy use from your smart phone to keep heating and energy-related costs in check. This app is free and easy to access from your smartphone or computer.

Caring for our Community

Wake Electric’s business is providing electricity, but our heart is in empowering our members and building the communities we serve. You might wonder why we, a business that sells the service of electricity, provides you with tips and tools to use less of what we sell. It’s because of our business model. Cooperative businesses are…Continue Reading

Charging Your Electric Vehicle at Home

If you are thinking about purchasing a plug-in electric vehicle, Wake Electric is ready to help you navigate this new technology. Before purchasing an electric vehicle, you may want to ask yourself the following questions: How will I charge my electric vehicle at home? Charging an electric vehicle depends on several factors, including vehicle type,…Continue Reading

Wake Electric Responding to Winter Weather Outages

Monday, December 10th – 12/10/18 at 8:00 a.m. – All outages have been restored. Another round of precipitation is forecast for central and western North Carolina this morning, which may result in additional power outages. If you are experiencing an outage, please report through your SmartHub app or call 919.863.6499. For restoration updates, view our Live…Continue Reading

Wake Electric returns more than $1.2 million to members in 2018

Wake Electric has returned more than $21.2 million to members since 1951. It’s time for you to get the credit—capital credits, that is—for helping build, sustain, and grow your local electric cooperative. In mid-December 2018, Wake Electric will retire $1 million to members across the seven counties served by the co-op. When you signed up…Continue Reading

Lower electric rates for 2019

For the past several years, Wake Electric’s wholesale power costs have been declining because of lower prices for the natural gas used to generate electricity. Unfortunately, these declining wholesale power costs have been offset by the unexpected costs of relocating coal ash at some Duke Energy power plants. The coal ash costs passed along from…Continue Reading

Responding to Hurricane Michael

Oct. 13, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. – All outages caused by Hurricane Michael should now be restored. If you are still experiencing an outage, please report it through our SmartHub app or by calling 919.863.6499 or 800.743.3155. Remember, you can track outages and restorations in real time at on the live Outage Map. Thank…Continue Reading