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Local Students Earn Reward from Wake Electric

Local Students Earn Reward from Wake Electric

Thanks to the generosity of Wake Electric members, students in the area earned a little financial reward for their good grades. Thanks to the Operation RoundUp program, Wake Electric Members donate to the academic reward initiative known as “Give Us and A” by agreeing to round up their monthly electric bill to the next dollar. […]

Heritage High School Students and Wake Electric Team Up To Monitor Electric Use

Students from Heritage High School in Wake Forest recently learned valuable life lessons about energy conservation through an AP Environmental Science project in which their local electric cooperative, Wake Electric, took on an unexpected role. Their teacher,┬áMolly Bostic, assigned a personal home energy audit requiring students to monitor their electric usage for a 10 day-period […]

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Rural Electric Youth Tour Winners Includes One From Wake Forest

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Rural Electric Youth Tour Winners Includes One From Wake Forest

High-school juniors Megan Izzo of Raleigh and Jeremy Boudah of Wake Forest have been selected by Wake Electric to attend an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in June through the 2012 Rural Electric Youth Tour. Both students also won a $1,000 scholarship for college. Izzo, 16, is a student at Cardinal Gibbons High School and […]

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Wake Electric Awards Grants to Local Nonprofits

Wake Electric awarded more than $5,500 in grant monies during the 1st quarter of 2012 to deserving nonprofit organizations located in counties served by the co-op. These grants were made available through the Operation RoundUp program. Nonprofit agencies located in counties that Wake Electric serves, which includes Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Wake and Vance […]

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Bid Farewell to Your Inefficient Fridge or Freezer

Wake Electric is having great success with the Fridge and Freezer Farewell program. So far, 38 refrigerators and freezers have been collected from Wake Electric members to be recycled. Through a partnership with Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (ARCA), the co-op is offering members the opportunity to earn $50 to let ARCA properly recycle […]

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Residents Invited to February Wake Electric Advisory Council Meetings

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Residents Invited to February Wake Electric Advisory Council Meetings

Do you want to discuss recent energy legislation and electric utility issues that matter to you? Then join Wake Electric at one of its Member Advisory Committee (MAC) meetings in February. During these meetings, members will have the opportunity to hear reports on the current plans and progress of Wake Electric, as well as engage […]

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Wake Electric Asks Residents to Help Prevent Copper Theft

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North Carolina, like many states across the nation, is experiencing a surge in copper theft because of rising metal prices. Copper wire is a primary component of electrical distribution lines and substations, like those owned and maintained by Wake Electric. Removing copper wire from electrical systems causes power outages, creates the need for additional maintenance, […]

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‘Give Us an A’ Gets Kids $50 Savings Bonds

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‘Give Us an A’ Gets Kids $50 Savings Bonds

Wake Electric will be holding a drawing on January 20 for its “Give Us an A” program. The co-op will award 40 U.S. Savings Bonds for $50 each to area students who received at least one “A” (or its equivalent) on their report cards. Students in any grade in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance […]

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