News Room

Media Contact:
Joe Richardson, Vice President of Communications
Phone: (800) 637-8667

  • 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.
  • Power Restored to 574 Southwestern Members Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    Ameren line crews restored power to Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s Hookdale substation at 3:00 p.m.
  • Ameren Transmission Issue Interrupts Power to Members Served by Hookdale Substation Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    An Ameren transmission line outage has interrupted power to 574 Southwestern Electric members served by the cooperative’s Hookdale Substation.
  • Members Served by Reno Substation Lose Power Monday, November 2, 2015
    About 600 Southwestern Electric members in Bond County lost power Sunday night when an animal damaged components of the cooperative’s Reno Substation. The outage occurred at 11:30 p.m.
  • Power Restored to Madison County Members Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    Southwestern line crews have isolated the cause of an outage that affected Madison County members yesterday and today. A faulty breaker interrupted power to hundreds of members north of Troy the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 28, and again on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
  • More Than 800 Madison County Members Without Power Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    More than 850 Southwestern Electric members in the Troy area are without power this afternoon. Linemen are currently working to isolate the cause of the outage, which started at 2:52 p.m. As of 3:30 p.m., no estimated time of restoration was available.