News Room

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

  • Crews Continue to Fight Ice and High Winds Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    Southwestern Electric crews continue to fight ice and high winds as they work to restore power this afternoon. “At present, we have about 7,000 members without power,” said Joe Richardson, communications director for the cooperative. “The outages are widespread, spanning our entire service area.”
  • Edgewood Substation Update Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    A broken transmission pole that supports a power line feeding Edgewood Substation will slow repair efforts.
  • Transmission Pole Failure Cuts Power to Three Co-op Substations Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    Ice and wind broke a cooperative transmission pole this morning, cutting power to three Southwestern Electric Cooperative substations in Madison County.
  • Crews Working to Repair Edgewood Substation Transmission Line Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    As of 9:30 a.m., Southwestern members served by the cooperative’s Edgewood Substation remain without power.
  • Outages Escalate as High Winds Rake Service Area. Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    Outages continue to escalate as high winds rake Southwestern Electric’s service area. “At 7:15 a.m., about 1,500 members were without power,” said Joe Richardson, the cooperative’s communications director. “As of 8:30 this morning, we have about 2,500 members out.”
  • More Than 1,500 Members Without Power Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    High winds have interrupted power to more than 1,500 members of Southwestern Electric Cooperative this morning. Southwestern line crews are surveying the cooperative’s distribution system and making repairs.
  • Automobile Accident Interrupts Power to New Douglas Area Members Friday, February 19, 2016
    Co-op members south of New Douglas will experience a power outage beginning at about 10 p.m.
  • Crews Restore Power to Madison County Members Monday, December 28, 2015
    Linemen have isolated and repaired an outage that affected about 230 Madison County members earlier today.
  • Outage Affects 230 Madison County Members Monday, December 28, 2015
    About 230 members in Madison County are currently without power. The outage, which began at 9:45 a.m., is affecting members near the intersection of I-55 and Highway 143.
  • Storm Front Leaves 200 Members Without Power Wednesday, December 23, 2015
    A storm front swept across the Midwest this morning, buffeting Southwestern Illinois with strong winds, leaving about 200 cooperative members without power.