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

  • About 575 Bond County Members Without Power Tuesday, February 5, 2019
    About 575 Bond County members lost power this evening when an Ameren transmission line serving Southwestern’s Smithboro Substation failed. Crews have been dispatched to isolate the fault and make repairs. The outage began at about 10:40 p.m.
  • Crews Responding to Weather-Related Outages Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    The strong winds and extreme cold that moved into Southwestern’s service area overnight continue to create scattered outages this morning. Southwestern crews have been deployed and are on site in Bond, Fayette and Madison counties, working to repair damage.
  • Crews Making Repairs As High Winds Whip Limbs Into Lines Saturday, January 19, 2019
    Southwestern crews are responding to scattered outages this evening as strong winds continue to move limbs into power lines. As of 4:45 p.m., about 200 members were without power

Co-op Reminders

February 8 Southwestern Scholarship application deadline.

April 1
Operation Round Up grant application deadline, second quarter.

April 19
Offices closed for Good Friday.

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