News Room

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

  • 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.
  • 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.