Southwestern Electric Cooperative provides power to nearly 23,000 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

  • Bond County Linemen Assisting Madison County Crews Friday, May 19, 2017
    About 200 Madison County members are without power this morning after a powerful thunderstorm brought down trees, broke poles and power lines, and tripped breakers throughout the county. Bond County crews have been deployed to assist Madison County linemen with repairs.
  • Crews Working to Restore Power to 180 Madison County Members Friday, May 19, 2017
    Southwestern linemen are working to restore power to about 180 Madison County members this morning. The first outages were reported at 5:45 a.m., as thunderstorms passed through the area tripping breakers and dropping trees into lines. As of 7:15 a.m., most of the outages were along Seiler Road, with higher concentrations along Highway 159, Prairietown Road, and Old Moro Road.
  • Power Restored to Wrights and Edgewood Substations Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Ameren crews have restored power to a transmission line which serves Southwestern Electric’s Wrights and Edgewood Substations. The substations provide power to members in Effingham, Fayette, and Marion counties.

Co-op Reminders

May 18

Deadline for submitting board candidate names to the Nominations Committee

May 29
Offices closed in observance of Memorial Day 

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