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

  • Southwestern Electric Cooperative Board Accepting Applications for District III Director Seat Thursday, October 11, 2018
    Southwestern Electric Cooperative is accepting applications to fill a District III director seat left vacant by the loss of longtime board member Randy Wolf of St. Elmo. In accordance with the organization’s bylaws, the cooperative’s board is responsible for appointing a member to fill vacancies on the board of directors.
  • Southwestern Electric Annual Meeting Spotlights System Improvements, Director Retirements And Spirit of Service Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    System improvements, director retirements and a core cooperative principle thriving in today’s rural communities headlined Southwestern Electric’s 80th Annual Meeting of Members, held Saturday, Sept. 8, at Greenville Junior High School in Greenville, Ill. More than 1,600 people from Southwestern Illinois attended the meeting, which included breakfast, health screenings, activities for kids, and the co-op’s business meeting and election of directors.
  • Southwestern Hosts Electronics Recycling Drive Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    In late summer and early autumn, Southwestern Electric will host an electronics recycling drive. You’re invited to bring your obsolete electronics to our collection sites...

Co-op Reminders

October 1

Operation Round Up grant application deadline for the 4th of 2018.

November 12

Offices closed in observance of Veterans Day.

November 22-23

Offices closed for Thanksgiving.

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Pay your bill, sign up for alerts and reminders, view your daily, weekly or monthly energy usage, and send and receive outage information with SWEC IL , our mobile app for your smart phone or tablet. Now available on the App Store   and on Google Play.


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