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

  • Storm Interrupts Power to 250 Members Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    This evening’s storm has interrupted power to 250 Southwestern Electric members. Lightning and wind have damaged fuses and brought limbs into lines in Madison, Effingham and Fayette counties. Crews have been dispatched and are making repairs.
  • Storms Interrupt Power to 300; Members Advised to Avoid Flooded Roads Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    About 300 members are without service after a second round of storms passed through the area early this morning, damaging infrastructure and bringing down power lines. As of 7:45 a.m., 210 members in Fayette County near Shobonier were without power, and about 55 members in Bond County near Governor Bond Lake were without service.
  • Crews Restore Power to 160 Members Monday, June 11, 2018
    As of 11 p.m., linemen had restored service to more than 160 members affected by this evening’s storm. About 65 members remain without power, and crews continue to make repairs throughout the co-op’s service area.

Co-op Reminders

June 25

Deadline for board candidates to file by petition.

July 4

Offices closed in observance of Independence Day.

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