Southwestern Electric Cooperative provides electric service to more than 22,000 residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial member accounts in southwestern Illinois, including portions of the St. Louis Metro East.

As a not-for-profit utility company, Southwestern Electric is committed to providing high-quality energy services at the lowest possible prices. We are also guided by the simple belief that a member-owned and member-controlled energy company should always operate in the best interests of local families, neighbors and communities. The cooperative strives to provide affordable and reliable energy, and to return earnings whenever possible, to its members.

Recent Articles

  • Celebrate Halloween Safely With Free Kit From Southwestern Electric Cooperative Thursday, October 09, 2014
    October—it’s the time of year little ghosts and goblins haunt area neighborhoods looking for treats. It’s also National Cooperative Month—a time when co-ops around the country take a minute to note how they differ from other organizations. Since an important part of Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s role in the community revolves around area youth, Southwestern recognizes Cooperative Month by helping kids celebrate Halloween safely.
  • Outage Affects Peters and Collinsville Substations Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    An Ameren line supplying power to Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s Peter and Collinsville Substations failed about 4:30 a.m. The outage was related to switch and transformer issues. Power was restored shortly after 4:40 a.m.
  • Competitive Rates and System Updates Top Agenda at Southwestern Electric’s Annual Meeting of Members Tuesday, September 09, 2014
    Reports on rates, reliability and co-op finances topped the agenda during Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s 76th Annual Meeting of Members, held Saturday, Sept. 6, at Greenville Junior High School, in Greenville, Ill. More than 2,000 people from Southwestern Illinois attended the meeting.

Catching Carbon

Concerned about new EPA regulations driving up the cost of power? Express your opinion at  ACTION.COOP.

Think EPA and Carbon Capture and Sequestration are on target? Share your views with EPA HERE.

You can review the U.S. House subcommittee hearing on Carbon Capture and Sequestration HERE.

Co-op Reminders

October 1-31: Members who registered their attendance at Southwestern’s 76th annual meeting receive a $20 bill credit

October 1-31:  National Co-op Month

October 15-31: Pick up a free Halloween safety kit (while supplies last)

November 11 Offices closed in observance of Veterans Day

November 27-28 Offices closed for Thanksgiving