Southwestern Electric Cooperative provides power to 24,000 residential, commercial, agricultural, and industrial members in southwestern Illinois, including parts of the St. Louis Metro East. As a not-for-profit utility, Southwestern Electric is committed to providing high-quality energy services at the lowest possible prices. We're guided by the simple belief that a member-owned, member-controlled company should operate in the best interests of the families, neighbors and communities it serves.

Recent Articles

  • Ameren Transmission Line Fault Interrupts Service to 2,900 Southwestern Members Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    At 10 a.m., an Ameren transmission line fault interrupted power to three Southwestern Electric substations in Madison County. Members served by Southwestern’s Edwardsville, St. Jacob and Fruit Road Substations are affected by the outage. In total, about 2,900 members are currently without power.
  • Ameren Equipment Issue Interrupts Power to 600 Southwestern Members Friday, July 5, 2019
    An Ameren equipment failure this morning resulted in 600 Southwestern Electric members losing power shortly before 6 a.m. The outage is affecting Bond County members from I-70 south to Keyesport Road, and from Millersburg Road east to Mulberry Grove Road.
  • Repair Requires Afternoon Outage For New Douglas Area Members Thursday, July 4, 2019
    Co-op members in the New Douglas area will experience an interruption in service this afternoon while line crews replace a damaged utility pole near Southwestern’s New Douglas Substation. The outage is expected to begin at 1 p.m., with repairs being completed and power restored by about 3 p.m.

Co-op Reminders

August 12
Payment processing systems will be unavailable from midnight to 4 a.m. while we perform system maintenance. No payments will be processed during this time. We will resume processing payments at 4:01 a.m.

August 23 - September 6
Absentee voting available (see page 4 for details).

August 24
Electronics Recycling Drive at Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s headquarters, 525 US Route 40.

September 2
Offices closed for Labor Day.

September 7
81st Annual Meeting of Members at Greenville Jr. High School, St. Jacob and St. Elmo facilities. Voting available 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

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