News Room

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

  • Crews Restore Power to 4,000 Members Sunday, May 8, 2016
    At 12:15 a.m., about 325 Southwestern Electric members remained without power. Crews have restored service to 4,000 members since the outage began late Saturday afternoon.
  • Crews Restore Power to 3,800 Members Saturday, May 7, 2016
    As of 10:45 p.m., about 500 Southwestern Electric members remain without power. Crews have restored power to 3,800 members since the outage began late this afternoon.
  • Crews Restore Power to 550 Members Saturday, May 7, 2016
    Southwestern Electric crews have restored power to about 550 members this evening. As of 8:45 p.m., about 3,750 members remain without service.
  • Nearly 4,300 Members Without Power This Evening Saturday, May 7, 2016
    Nearly 4,300 Southwestern Electric members are without power this evening after a strong storm swept across the co-op’s service area, leaving broken trees, downed powerlines and busted utility poles in its wake.
  • Storm Front Interrupts Power to More Than 4,000 Members Saturday, May 7, 2016
    More than 4,000 Southwestern Electric members are without power this evening after a powerful storm front swept across the cooperative’s service area, bringing down trees, powerlines and utility poles.
  • Madison County Outages To Be Restored By 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016
    Southwestern Electric line crews expect to restore power to Madison County members by 6 p.m. About 500 members lost power after a commercial construction company struck a gas line. The gas ignited, damaging a Southwestern Electric pole.
  • Afternoon Outage in Madison County Wednesday, April 6, 2016
    Southwestern members who reside in the vicinity of Highway 162 will experience an outage this afternoon as crews work to replace a damaged pole.
  • Co-op Crews Respond to Wind-Related Outages Sunday, April 3, 2016
    Southwestern Electric crews responded to isolated outages throughout the cooperative’s service area Saturday. Winds gusting at 45 mph dropped several trees into the cooperative’s rights of way, breaking poles and bringing down multiple spans of wire in some locations.
  • Crews Replacing Damaged Pole; Service Interrupted to 130 Madison County Members Wednesday, March 23, 2016
    About 130 Madison County members will experience an outage at 8 a.m. this morning as linemen replace a broken pole on Illinois Route 4.
  • Crews Replacing Damaged Pole; Outage Pending For Members West of Livingston Wednesday, March 23, 2016
    About 130 Southwestern Electric members will experience an outage this morning as linemen replace a broken pole on Illinois Route 4 in Madison County.