Wake Forest Power News

The Town of Wake Forest and Wake Forest Power are joining more than 2,000 not-for-profit utilities in celebrating Public Power Week Oct. 6-12. As part of this annual week-long celebration, the Town and Wake Forest Power will offer several special events and activities:

Kids’...Read more

09/19/2019

Wake Forest Power tree crews will close the southbound lane of North Main Street from West Cedar Avenue to West Juniper Avenue Thursday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The temporary lane closure is necessary to allow crews to remove a declining maple tree out of concern for public safety.

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09/11/2019

The power outage currently affecting downtown Wake Forest is temporary. Crews had to drop the circuit that feeds downtown in order to safely remove damaged wire along North Main Street. The outage is expected to last no more than 30 minutes.Read more

07/03/2019

Wake Forest Power Lineman Hugo Mier was the first-place overall winner at the 2019 NC Association of Municipal Electric Systems (NCAMES) Lineman’s Rodeo held May 16 in Fayetteville, NC.

Mier, along with Wake Forest Power lineman Joe Shearin competed against over 25 other linemen in the...Read more

05/28/2019

The portion of West Sycamore Avenue from South Main Street/US 1A to South Wingate Street is closed due to a single vehicle accident.

At approximately 7:30 pm, a vehicle veered off the road before striking and breaking a utility pole (see attached photos) resulting in power outages for...Read more

05/01/2019

Drivers should expect delays in the vicinity of North Avenue Wednesday, April 24, between 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wake Forest Power will close the portion of North Avenue from North College Street to North Wingate Street to allow crews to install utility lines underground.

Detour signs and...Read more

04/23/2019

The Town of Wake Forest is pleased to announce that Tree Trimming Technician I Christopher Williamson has successfully completed the certified arborist examination administered by the local chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

Williamson earned ISA Certified...Read more

04/08/2019

Weather permitting, Wake Forest Power tree crews will close the southbound lane of South Main Street between West Sycamore Avenue and West Vernon Avenue Wednesday, April 3, from 9-11 a.m. The temporary lane closure is necessary to allow crews to remove a maple tree that is causing a sight...Read more

04/01/2019

UPDATE: Power has been restored to most of the customers affected by this evening's outage. All others will have their power restored within the next few minutes. The cause was a faulty transformer which has been replaced.

Approximately 500 Wake Forest Power customers who live...Read more

03/25/2019

Weather permitting, Wake Forest Power tree crews will begin removing seven large oak trees along a portion of Shearon Farms Avenue between US 1/Capital Boulevard and Clover Bank Street later this week.

The removal of the trees is necessary to avoid future damage to a new sidewalk...Read more

02/20/2019

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