Southwestern Electric Cooperative provides electric service to nearly 23,000 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

  • Lightning Interrupts Service to Bond County Members Friday, August 26, 2016
    About 125 members in Bond County lost power this afternoon when lightning struck a utility pole northwest of Keyesport.
  • Southwestern Completes Power Restoration Friday, July 15, 2016
    Southwestern Electric crews have restored power to all members in the co-op’s service area. Linemen restored the final outage at 5:45 p.m. The repairs marked the end of a challenging week for co-op members and personnel.
  • Southwestern Expects To Complete Restoration Effort Today Friday, July 15, 2016
    Southwestern linemen, operations and engineering personnel, and forestry and contract crews worked throughout the night, restoring power to 200 members in four counties. As of 8 a.m. Friday, 80 members remained without service. The cooperative expects to complete repairs today.

Co-op Reminders

August 26 - September 9 

Absentee voting available at the cooperative’s headquarters (525 U.S. Route 40 in Greenville), 

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m..

September 10

78th Annual Meeting of Members at Greenville Jr. High School, St. Jacob and St. Elmo facilities. Voting available 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Try Our New App!

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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