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High school juniors apply for scholarship and trip to Washington, D.C.

Wake Electric is seeking applications from high school students for the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.   The Youth Tour allows students to experience Washington, D.C., and learn more about how they can make a difference as young adults. Tourists will visit the Washington Monument, pay their respects at Arlington National Cemetery, meet elected officials and tour Smithsonian museums, all while building connections with peers and future leaders from across the nation.

Wake Electric will sponsor 2 local students to join the June 15 – 21, 2019 Youth Tour. The all-expense paid, week long tour is hosted by electric cooperatives nationwide and is a tradition more than 50 years strong. About 1,800 students from more than 40 states are expected to participate in 2019, and North Carolina’s electric cooperatives will send a delegation of nearly 45 students.

Students entering their senior year in Fall 2018 are eligible to attend and are encouraged to apply. Applications for Youth Tour are available at – click on “Youth Tour” under the “Our Community” menu. Applications are due Dec. 12.

October is National Cooperative Month: Electric co-ops are driven by service, inspired by innovation

October is National Cooperative Month, a time that we recognize the many benefits that electric co-ops like Wake Electric have to offer to our members and our communities. One of the most important ways we are continuing to serve you is through the implementation of innovative technology. Our electric grid is changing rapidly, as are…Continue Reading

High school students – apply for scholarship and Washington, D.C. trip beginning Oct. 1

Attention high school juniors – Wake Electric will begin accepting applications for the 2019 Youth Tour on October 1. Wake Electric is seeking applications from high school students for the annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Step out of your comfort zone, and join North Carolina’s future leaders as they explore the nation’s capital. The Youth…Continue Reading

After Hurricane Florence: Continued rains could cause scattered outages

Florence is now a tropical depression causing continued rains throughout Wake Electric’s service territory.  Saturated ground could lead to falling trees and limbs which could fall into lines and poles causing scattered outages. Wake Electric employees continue to monitor the system for any related outages and are ready to deploy for any restoration efforts. To…Continue Reading

Safety is a top priority for restoration efforts

As Hurricane Florence nears landfall, Wake Electric employees are ready to begin restoration efforts. We expect Hurricane Florence to cause widespread outages in our service area.  For safety reasons, our crews will not be dispatched when wind speeds are at unsafe levels. Once winds are at safe levels, crews will survey damage and begin the…Continue Reading

Tips for conserving battery power on your mobile devices if your power goes out

Wake Electric employees are prepped and ready for Hurricane Florence. Remember that you can check outages on our outage map at Be sure to charge your mobile devices before the storm hits so can check on the progress of restoration efforts. If your power goes out, one of the ways you can conserve battery power in…Continue Reading

Outages and restoration efforts can be viewed online during Hurricane Florence

If Wake Electric members experience outages during Hurricane Florence, outages, outage locations and outage numbers by county can be viewed in real time on our online outage map.  Go to and click on “Outage Map” for detailed outage information.  This information will be the most current and up-to-date outage information available. The easiest and…Continue Reading

Teachers: Apply for Classroom Technology grants by Sept. 12

Area K-12 public school teachers and community college teachers can apply for grants of up to $3,000 from Wake Electric. The grants, to be used during the 2018-2019 school year, will be awarded in any discipline or subject for specific technology, such as computers, iPads, robotics, Fire Tablets, Osmo kits, software – any kind of innovative technology…Continue Reading