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

  • Crews Restore Power to 4,100 Members Sunday, May 08, 2016
    Crews continue to repair damage this morning after an intense storm disrupted service to 4,300 Southwestern Electric members yesterday afternoon. At 2 a.m., linemen had restored service to 4,100 co-op members.
  • Crews Restore Power to 4,000 Members Sunday, May 08, 2016
    At 12:15 a.m., about 325 Southwestern Electric members remained without power. Crews have restored service to 4,000 members since the outage began late Saturday afternoon.
  • Crews Restore Power to 3,800 Members Saturday, May 07, 2016
    As of 10:45 p.m., about 500 Southwestern Electric members remain without power. Crews have restored power to 3,800 members since the outage began late this afternoon.

Co-op Reminders

May 26

Deadline for submitting board candidate names to Nominations Committee.

May 30

Offices closed for Memorial Day.

June 27

Deadline for board candidates to file by petition.

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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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