Wake Electric to Celebrate Lineman Appreciation Day on April 8

Wake Electric is joining more than 900 electric cooperatives across the nation to celebrate Monday, April 8, as Lineman Appreciation Day. Recognized annually on the second Monday in  April, Lineman Appreciation Day pays tribute to the men and women whose skill and expertise is needed to build, maintain and repair the power lines that provide…Continue Reading

Beneficial Electrification for Your Home and the Environment

The concept known as “environmentally beneficial electrification” is gaining traction among a growing number of groups, including your local electric cooperative, Wake Electric. Frequently promoted to reduce greenhouse gases and help the environment, beneficial electrification also helps members by providing products that are cleaner, quieter and easier to maintain. Conventional appliances fueled on-site, like natural…Continue Reading

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