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

  • Crews Restoring Power As High Winds Persist Into Evening Thursday, March 14, 2019
    Southwestern Electric crews have restored power to more than 1,500 members today as high winds moved across the co-op’s service area, dropping trees into power lines, breaking poles and damaging fuses. Linemen will be on call throughout the evening, responding to outages as winds continue to buffet the Midwest.
  • Outage Affects 110 Members in Maryville; Crews Making Repairs Thursday, March 14, 2019
    About 110 members in Maryville are presently without power. Southwestern crews have identified the source of the outage and are repairing lines at Highway 159. Engineering and operations teams expect to restore service around 4 p.m.
  • Southwestern Crews Restore Power to Edwardsville Area Members Thursday, March 14, 2019
    Southwestern Electric crews have restored power to 950 Edwardsville area members who lost service late this morning after high winds dropped a tree through power lines, damaging poles and breakers. As of 2 p.m., about 50 co-op members were without service.

Co-op Reminders

February 8 Southwestern Scholarship application deadline.

April 1
Operation Round Up grant application deadline, second quarter.

April 19
Offices closed for Good Friday.

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