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

  • Automobile Accident Interrupts Power to 1,400 Madison County Members Friday, November 9, 2018
    About 1,400 Madison County members lost power shortly after 5 p.m. when an automobile struck a pole near the cooperative's Peters Substation. Crews have been dispatched to repair the damage. No estimated time of restoration is currently available.
  • Outage Affecting Members in Fayette and Effingham Counties Thursday, November 1, 2018
    Southwestern crews have sourced the outage to a damaged lightning arrestor at the cooperative's Sefton Substation. Linemen are on site making repairs and expect to restore power by 10:30 p.m.
  • Pole Fire Interrupts Power to 200 Members Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    A pole fire has damaged lines south of Pocahontas this afternoon, interrupting power to about 200 members. Southwestern Electric crews are on site making repairs. The work is expected to take about five hours.

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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