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

  • Fuse Interrupts Power to 225 Members Monday, March 19, 2018
    About 225 members south of Vandalia lost power this morning due to a fuse operation at Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s Shobonier Substation. Crews are currently on site investigating the source of the damage and making repairs.
  • Crews Making Repairs in Madison County Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    A damaged lightning arrestor has interrupted power to about 650 Madison County members this morning. Southwestern Electric crews are on site making repairs.
  • Payment Processing Systems Unavailable During January 14 Maintenance Friday, January 12, 2018
    Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s payment processing systems will be unavailable Sunday, January 14, from midnight to 4 a.m., while we perform system maintenance. No payments will be processed during this time. We will resume processing payments Sunday at 4:01 a.m.

Co-op Reminders

February 9

Southwestern Scholarship application deadline.

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