News Room

Media Contact:
Communications Department, Southwestern Electric Cooperative
E-mail: joe.richardson@sweci.com 
Phone: (800) 637-8667

  • Service Restored to 2,000 Members; 2,750 Still Without Power Thursday, July 14, 2016
    Crews continue to restore power this morning after a strong storm interrupted service to 4,700 Southwestern members Wednesday afternoon. As of 1 a.m. Thursday, crews had restored service to 2,000 members. About 2,750 members remained without power.
  • More than 3,100 Members Remain Without Power Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    Crews continue to work throughout Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s service area this evening to restore power. At 11:30 p.m., 3,175 members remained without service.
  • Crews Restore Power to 1,000 Members Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    Line crews are making significant progress in their efforts to restore electricity this evening. About 3,700 Southwestern Electric members are currently without power, down from 4,700 two hours earlier.
  • More Than 4,700 Members Lose Power During Storm Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    Southwestern Electric line crews are working to restore power throughout the co-op’s service area tonight after a storm swept across Missouri and Illinois, damaging utility poles, bringing down lines, and interrupting service to members in eight counties.
  • Strong Storm Presents Downed-Wire Dangers Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    In the wake of a powerful storm system that swept across Illinois this afternoon, Southwestern Electric Cooperative is cautioning members to avoid sagging or fallen power lines.
  • Storm Knocks Out Power to 4,400 Members Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    A strong storm swept across Missouri and Illinois this afternoon, damaging utility poles and bringing down lines throughout Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s service area. As of 5:15 p.m., more than 4,400 members of Southwestern are without power.
  • Powerful Storm Interrupts Power to More Than 3,000 Members Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    More than 3,000 Southwestern Electric members are without power this evening as a powerful storm swept across the cooperative's service area, bringing down trees, powerlines, and utility poles.
  • Outage During System Upgrade in Bond County Monday, July 11, 2016
    Southwestern members east of the Reno Substation will experience an outage this morning as line crews upgrade the distribution system in that area. The outage, which is expected to last from 9 a.m. to noon, will affect members in the area east of West Ayers Road, west of Mount Tabor Avenue, north of Sorento Avenue, and south of Hopewell Avenue.
  • 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.