News Room

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

  • Ameren Transmission Issue Darkens Troy Substation Friday, March 4, 2016
    An Ameren transmission line failure darkened Southwestern Electric's Troy Substation this evening, interrupting power to 2,010 co-op members in the Troy area.
  • Power Restored to Members Served by Worden Substation Monday, February 29, 2016
    Southwestern Electric crews restored power to members served by the cooperative’s Worden Substation shortly before 8 a.m.
  • Animal in Worden Substation Interrupts Power to 440 Members Monday, February 29, 2016
    A raccoon made contact with components inside Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s Worden Substation this morning interrupting power to 440 members in Madison and Macoupin counties.
  • Southwestern Completes Power Restoration Thursday, February 25, 2016
    Southwestern Electric crews have restored power to all members in the cooperative’s service area. Linemen restored the final outage Thursday at 9 p.m.
  • Co-op Projects Crews Will Complete Restoration Efforts Tonight Thursday, February 25, 2016
    Southwestern Electric crews have restored service to more than 6,900 members who lost power during Wednesday’s winter storm. As of 6 p.m., about 80 members remained without electricity.
  • Southwestern Crews Gain Ground in Restoration Efforts Thursday, February 25, 2016
    Southwestern Electric line crews continue to make headway in restoring power to members who lost service during yesterday’s storm.
  • Co-op Surveying Lines Near Edgewood and Shobonier Thursday, February 25, 2016
    Southwestern Electric engineering personnel are surveying damage in the areas of Edgewood, near Interstate 57, and Shobonier, south of Vandalia, this hour.
  • Crews Making Significant Progress in Restoration Efforts Thursday, February 25, 2016
    Southwestern Electric Cooperative linemen have made significant progress in repairing damage from yesterday’s winter storm. “Our crews have restored power to an additional 1,000 members since last night,” said Joe Richardson, the cooperative’s communications coordinator.
  • Co-op Crews Continue to Make Progress in Restoration Effort Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    About 2,400 Southwestern Electric members remain without power this evening in the wake of Wednesday’s winter storm. “Line crews continue to make headway in restoring power and making repairs,” said Joe Richardson, the cooperative’s communications coordinator.
  • Members Asked to Prepare for Overnight Outages Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    "We’re asking members who are still without power to prepare for an overnight outage. Members who depend on electricity for heat or to power a medical device are advised to find a safe, warm shelter until their power is restored.”