Public Power Week

Kids in Lineman Gear2018 Public Power Week
Oct. 7-13

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 October 7-13.

Public Power Week is also Customer Appreciation Week. As our way of saying “thank you” to our valued customers, town staff will serve popcorn each day in the lobby of town hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Staff will also be available to share information and answer questions about Wake Forest’s array of customer programs and services.

As part of this annual week-long celebration, the town and Wake Forest Power are also offering the following special events and activities: 

Kid’s Poster Contest 
Wake Forest-area kids are invited to submit a picture/poster related to this year’s theme “Public Power for the Public Good.” The pictures/posters should be no larger than 12x12. We will display as many of the submissions we receive as possible in the Town Hall lobby. The winner will receive a gift certificate to a local restaurant.

Electric Safety Kid’s Day
Wake Forest Power will host Electric Safety Kid's Day on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The event will take place in the Town Hall Lobby, 301 S. Brooks St., beginning at 9:30, and will last approximately 90 minutes. Local Wake Forest-area elementary schools are invited to participate in a morning of interactive electric education and safety, including the following stations: a reading section, an indoor demo and an outdoor demo.

Reserve a spot for your child or group by contacting Heather Mitchell at 919-435-9479. Please note: Pre-registration is required.

Savings for Seniors Bingo
Wake Forest-area seniors are invited to enjoy a special morning of bingo on Monday, Oct. 8. From 10 a.m. to noon, Wake Forest Power will host “Savings for Seniors Bingo” in the Ground Floor Meeting Room of the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. Highlighting a variety of energy-savings ideas, this event will offer participants the chance to have fun and win prizes donated by local merchants. The meeting room is most easily accessed via Town Hall’s Taylor Street entrance.

Customer Appreciation Day & Energy Expo
Thursday, Oct. 11 ~ 10 am - 3 pm & 6 - 7:30 pm
Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. 

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 hands-on informational exhibits, electrical safety demonstrations, prize drawings, free food and more. The energy expo will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Champion Windows, Sunrooms & Home Exteriors and Mr. Roof of Raleigh have generously agreed to sponsor the 2018 Public Power Week festivities and will participate in the daytime Energy Expo, along with representatives from Wake Forest Power, ElectriCities, Wake Electric, NC Green Power, Wake County Human Services and more. All area residents are invited to attend and learn how to make your home more energy efficient and save money on your electric bill, avoid electric hazards and be safe around electricity. All activities are free and open to the public. 

Man demonstrating how to use a utility tool

  • Register to Win Special Prizes
    During the energy expo participants can also register to win a variety of special prizes donated by several local merchants, including La Foresta Italian Cafe & Pizzeria, Quality Plus Automotive ServiceChick-fil-A, Heritage Kids Drop-in Childcare, MOD Pizza and more! See the complete list of sponsors and contributors below.
  • Learn About Energy & Electric Safety
    You'll also have the opportunity to learn the importance of electrical safety by actually holding tools and safety equipment. Try out the "Human Power Plant" and see how energy is created. Learn how you can make your home more energy efficient and save money on your electric bill, as well as how to avoid electric hazards and be safe around electricity.
  • Interactive Safety Demonstrations
    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 lineman 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.
  • Free Hot Dogs
    Wake Forest Power will also provide free hot dogs and sodas beginning at 11 a.m. Wake Forest area residents are invited to come get them while they last.


Crossword Puzzle Contest Woman riding a bike to create energy
Wake Forest Power residential electric customers can enter to win free electricity in October by participating in the Public Power Week Crossword Puzzle Contest. Three winners of a free month of electricity will be announced during the evening Energy Expo on Thursday, Oct. 11.

The deadline to enter is Wednesday, Oct. 10. You must be present at the evening Energy Expo (6-7:30 p.m.) to be eligible to win.

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 town hall lobby and give away special prizes.

About Wake Forest Power
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 Public Power Week events and activities, contact Customer Service Manager Drew Brown at 919-435-9466.


A Special Thank You to Our 2017 Public Power Week Sponsors & Contributors