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Wake Electric – September Spotlight

The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s September Spotlight is @WakeElectric. Wake Electric Cooperative is an electric distribution cooperative owned and controlled by thousands of people just like you—the consumer-members. Member services include residential, business, and new construction.

Wake Electric was organized as a cooperative in 1940 and operates on a nonprofit basis, abiding by the 7 Cooperative Principles:

Voluntary and Open Membership

Democratic Member Control 

Members’ Economic Participation 

Autonomy and Independence 

Education, Training, and Information 

Cooperation Among Cooperatives 

Concern for Community 

Wake Electric also has a magazine called Carolina Country.

 Inside you’ll find “ElectriConnection,” a newsletter filled with information specific to Wake Electric members. Carolina Country magazine is published in Raleigh by the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives, a statewide co-op serving all 26 non-profit electric co-ops in NC, including Wake Electric.

Wake Electric also has a 2019 Bright Ideas Grant Applications. Applications are now being accepted!

Information on the Bright Ideas grant program can be found at www.ncbrightideas.com.

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Visit their Facebook page: @wakeelectric