Member Advisory Committee (MAC) meetings & news

Member Advisory Committee (MAC) meetings.

For our February MAC meetings, a group of members were given a presentation by the Assistant General Manager & VP of Engineering and Operations, Don Bowman, over the course of two evenings. The presentation focused on the operational aspects crucial to ensuring reliable electricity service for members. The presentation highlighted the cooperative’s rapid growth and the challenges and opportunities it presents in terms of infrastructure expansion and maintenance. Members were informed of the importantance of regular system maintenance and walked through Wake Electric’s outage response. The record setting outages in August of 2023 were discussed as well as how outage prediction and crew assignment works. Members were told about distribution automation and it’s impact on enhancing system reliability. Lineman were present at the meeting and Bowman gave a rundown of all the rigorous safety training that lineman go through. Members were given the platform to ask questions directly to the management team on a variety of topics. Each meeting included a catered dinner as well as several drawings for $25 credits on electric bills.

Interested in participating?

Our next meetings will be held in the fall. If you’ve ever wondered about the inner workings of Wake Electric, this is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable insights. Don’t miss out on this chance to engage with our community and learn more about the fascinating operations that power Wake Electric. If you’d like to reserve a spot, please contact us at 919-863-6440 or via e-mail at

What are MAC meetings?

These information meetings are Wake Electric’s way of helping our members understand the trends and topics affecting their co-op and the energy industry.  These informal meetings are open to all members and feature drawings for $25 electric bill credits and a catered dinner. To learn more about the MAC community or upcoming meetings, contact us at 919.863.6440 or 800.474.6300 or via email at