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

  • 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.
  • 300 Members North of Troy Without Power Monday, September 28, 2015
    About 300 Southwestern Electric members north of Troy are without power this afternoon. Line crews are working to isolate the cause of the outage, which began shortly before 2 p.m. As of 3 p.m., no estimated time of restoration was available.
  • Value Takes Center Stage At Southwestern Annual Meeting Monday, September 14, 2015
    Value--what you get for your dollar--served as the theme of Southwestern Electric Cooperative's 77th Annual Meeting of Members, held Saturday, Sept. 12, at Greenville Junior High School in Greenville, Ill. More than 2,200 people from Southwestern Illinois attended the meeting, which included breakfast, health screenings, activities for kids, and the co-op's business meeting and election of directors.