News Room

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

  • More Than 4,700 Members Lose Power During Storm Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    Southwestern Electric line crews are working to restore power throughout the co-op’s service area tonight after a storm swept across Missouri and Illinois, damaging utility poles, bringing down lines, and interrupting service to members in eight counties.
  • Strong Storm Presents Downed-Wire Dangers Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    In the wake of a powerful storm system that swept across Illinois this afternoon, Southwestern Electric Cooperative is cautioning members to avoid sagging or fallen power lines.
  • Storm Knocks Out Power to 4,400 Members Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    A strong storm swept across Missouri and Illinois this afternoon, damaging utility poles and bringing down lines throughout Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s service area. As of 5:15 p.m., more than 4,400 members of Southwestern are without power.
  • Powerful Storm Interrupts Power to More Than 3,000 Members Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    More than 3,000 Southwestern Electric members are without power this evening as a powerful storm swept across the cooperative's service area, bringing down trees, powerlines, and utility poles.
  • Outage During System Upgrade in Bond County Monday, July 11, 2016
    Southwestern members east of the Reno Substation will experience an outage this morning as line crews upgrade the distribution system in that area. The outage, which is expected to last from 9 a.m. to noon, will affect members in the area east of West Ayers Road, west of Mount Tabor Avenue, north of Sorento Avenue, and south of Hopewell Avenue.
  • 250 Fayette County Members Without Power Wednesday, July 6, 2016
    About 250 Southwestern Electric members in Fayette County are without power this morning.
  • Pole-Top Fire Interrupts Service to Vandalia Businesses Friday, July 1, 2016
    A pole-top fire resulted in a 90-minute service interruption for several Vandalia businesses this afternoon.
  • Downed Line Interrupts Power to 1,100 Members Wednesday, June 8, 2016
    A downed line interrupted power to 1,100 Southwestern Electric members in Madison County this afternoon. The single-phase line, which was dislodged from a utility pole at Season’s Village subdivision in Maryville, tripped several breakers, interrupting power to members served by the cooperative’s Maryville Substation.
  • More than 1,000 Members Served by Maryville Substation Without Power Wednesday, June 8, 2016
    More than 1,000 Southwestern Electric members served by Maryville substation are without power this afternoon. Line crews are working to isolate the cause of the outage, which started at 4:01 p.m. As of 4:30 p.m., no estimated time of restoration was available.
  • Crews Restore Power to 4,100 Members Sunday, May 8, 2016
    Crews continue to repair damage this morning after an intense storm disrupted service to 4,300 Southwestern Electric members yesterday afternoon. At 2 a.m., linemen had restored service to 4,100 co-op members.