Southwestern Electric Cooperative provides power to nearly 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

  • Storm Interrupts Service to Southwestern Members Saturday, August 17, 2019
    Thunderstorms moving through the region this morning are interrupting service to Southwestern Electric members. Southwestern Electric line crews have been dispatched to make repairs.
  • Crews Working to Restore Power in Fayette County Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    Southwestern line crews are working to restore power this evening to about 500 Fayette County members who lost service shortly before 7 p.m. Crews are working to isolate the source of the outage and expect to restore power later this evening.
  • Payment Portal Maintenance Wednesday Evening Monday, August 12, 2019
    Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s online payment portal will be unavailable from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14, while we perform system maintenance. The payment portal should be available after 8:30 p.m. We appreciate your patience.

Co-op Reminders

August 12
Payment processing systems will be unavailable from midnight to 4 a.m. while we perform system maintenance. No payments will be processed during this time. We will resume processing payments at 4:01 a.m.

August 23 - September 6
Absentee voting available (see page 4 for details).

August 24
Electronics Recycling Drive at Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s headquarters, 525 US Route 40.

September 2
Offices closed for Labor Day.

September 7
81st Annual Meeting of Members at Greenville Jr. High School, St. Jacob and St. Elmo facilities. Voting available 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

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