The Town of Wake Forest and Wake Forest Power are joining more than 2,000 other not-for-profit utilities in celebrating Public Power Week Oct. 8-12. As part of this annual week-long celebration, the Town and Wake Forest Power are offering several special events and activities:
- Public Power Week Word Search Contest – From now until Oct. 19, Wake Forest Power’s residential electric customers can enter to win free electricity in October by participating in the Public Power Week Word Search Contest. For more information or to download the word search puzzle and registration form, visit the Town’s website at www.wakeforestnc.gov/publicpowerweek_wordsearch.aspx.
- Customer Appreciation – Public Power Week is also Customer Appreciation Week. As Wake Forest’s way of saying “thank you” to its valued customers, Town staff will serve popcorn each day in the lobby of town hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Employees will also be available to share useful information and answer questions about Wake Forest’s array of customer-friendly programs and services.
- Energy Fair – On Thursday, Oct. 11, the lobby of the Wake Forest Town Hall will be the scene of an energy savings and electric safety expo featuring representatives and hands-on demonstrations from Wake Forest Power, NC GreenPower, the NC State Energy Office, ElectriCities, Wake Electric, and Advanced Energy. The energy fair will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All area residents are invited to attend and learn how you can make your home more energy efficient and save money on your electric bill, avoid electric hazards and be safe around electricity.
Also on Oct. 11, Wake Forest Power linemen will offer on-demand electric safety demonstrations in Centennial Plaza for groups of two or more. The creative program will teach children and adults smart electrical safety habits, demonstrate the power of electricity, and show the potential hazards associated with unsafe actions around power lines, pad mount transformers and switchgear.
Participants will also experience what it’s like to be a linemen and how they stay safe when working with electricity. By actually holding tools and safety equipment, visitors will have the chance to learn firsthand the importance of electrical safety.
Wake Forest Power will also display a bucket truck and other equipment in the town hall parking lot for visitors to view and enjoy.
A division of the Town of Wake Forest, Wake Forest Power supplies electricity to approximately 5,000 residential and 1,300 commercial customers. A public power community since 1909, Wake Forest is one of 32 members of the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA). For more information about Wake Forest Power, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/wakeforestpower.aspx.
For more information about Public Power Week events and activities, contact Customer Service Supervisor Drew Brown at 919-435-9466 or email@example.com.