News Room

Media Contact:
Joe Richardson, Vice President of Communications
E-mail: joe.richardson@sweci.com 
Phone: (800) 637-8667

  • Crews Restore Power to 300 Members; Continue to Make Repairs Saturday, August 27, 2016
    Southwestern Electric crews are currently working to restore power to 50 Madison County members east of Bethalto.
  • Members in Bethalto Area Lose Power Saturday, August 27, 2016
    About 335 Madison County members served by Southwestern’s Bethalto Substation are currently without power.
  • Lightning Interrupts Service to Bond County Members Friday, August 26, 2016
    About 125 members in Bond County lost power this afternoon when lightning struck a utility pole northwest of Keyesport.
  • Southwestern Completes Power Restoration Friday, July 15, 2016
    Southwestern Electric crews have restored power to all members in the co-op’s service area. Linemen restored the final outage at 5:45 p.m. The repairs marked the end of a challenging week for co-op members and personnel.
  • Southwestern Expects To Complete Restoration Effort Today Friday, July 15, 2016
    Southwestern linemen, operations and engineering personnel, and forestry and contract crews worked throughout the night, restoring power to 200 members in four counties. As of 8 a.m. Friday, 80 members remained without service. The cooperative expects to complete repairs today.
  • Crews Working Around The Clock to Restore Power; Expect to Complete Repairs Friday Thursday, July 14, 2016
    Southwestern Electric linemen, operations and engineering personnel, and forestry and contract crews will work through the night to restore service to 280 co-op members who remain without power this evening. Joe Richardson, the co-op’s communications coordinator, said operations personnel expect to complete repairs sometime Friday.
  • Crews Restore Power to 4,275 Members Thursday, July 14, 2016
    Southwestern Electric Cooperative continues to make progress in repair and restoration efforts following yesterday’s storm. At 6:30 p.m., 425 Southwestern members were without power—down from 4,700 Wednesday afternoon.
  • Why Estimated Times of Restoration Are Hard To Come By Thursday, July 14, 2016
    “During an outage, each member would like to know when their power will be restored so they can plan accordingly,” said Joe Richardson, the co-op’s communications coordinator. “Unfortunately, that’s a difficult question to answer,” he said.
  • Power Restored to 4,000 Members; 700 Remain Without Service Thursday, July 14, 2016
    Southwestern Electric Cooperative linemen and contract crews continue to make progress in restoring power after a strong storm interrupted service to 4,700 members yesterday.
  • Southwestern Recruits Additional Crews to Speed Repairs; 960 Members Without Power Thursday, July 14, 2016
    Southwestern Electric Cooperative continues to recruit outside crews to expedite repair and restoration efforts in the wake of yesterday’s storm. At 11:30 a.m., 960 Southwestern members were without power—down from 4,700 Wednesday afternoon.