News Room

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

  • Stable Rates, Infrastructure Investment, CEO Retirement Headline Southwestern Electric Co-op Annual Meeting Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    A decade of stable rates, significant infrastructure investment, and millions of dollars in capital credit returns were the marquee messages at Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s 78th Annual Meeting of Members, held Saturday, September 10, at Greenville Junior High School in Greenville, Ill.
  • Crews Restore Power to Fayette County Members Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    Southwestern linemen have restored power to Fayette County members affected by this morning’s outage.
  • Fayette County Members Without Power Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    More than 1,000 Southwestern Electric Members in Fayette County are without power this afternoon. The outage, which began at 11:20 a.m., is affecting members served by Southwestern’s Shafter Substation.
  • 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.