Public Power Week is underway, Wednesday is the deadline for Wake Forest Power customers to enter to win free electricity

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:45pm

The Town of Wake Forest and Wake Forest Power (WFP) are joining more than 2,000 not-for-profit utilities in celebrating Public Power Week this week. Although this year’s Energy Expo and other in-person customer appreciation activities have been canceled due to COVID-19, Wake Forest and WFP are commemorating Public Power Week by offering a special online trivia contest and utilizing social media to celebrate the benefits of public power and salute the folks who keep our lights on.

WFP residential customers can enter to win free electricity in October by participating in the Public Power Week Trivia Contest available at All of the answers to the trivia questions can be found on the Town website. Every customer that answers all 10 questions correctly will be entered into a drawing for free electricity. On Friday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m., the names of three winners will be announced via Wake Forest Power’s social media sites. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6.  

Throughout Public Power Week, WFP will post on Facebook a variety of information on themes ranging from Wake Forest’s public power history to the responsibilities of the divisions and staff that comprise the Town’s electric department. Kids will also have the chance to download a variety of coloring pages related to public power.

Finally, WFP will post videos of various electric safety demonstrations typically offered in Centennial Plaza during Customer Appreciation Day. These demonstrations include the “Hurt Man Rescue” and tips for planting around transformers.

For more information about Public Power Week activities, visit or contact Customer Service Manager Andrew Brown, Jr. at 919-435-9466 or [email protected].

A department 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