News Room

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

  • Southwestern Crews Continue Restoration Efforts Sunday, January 5, 2014
    Southwestern Electric line crews are working to restore electricity to 225 cooperative members who remain without power this evening.
  • Southwestern Crews Battle Wind And Treacherous Driving Conditions As Restoration Efforts Continue Sunday, January 5, 2014
    Southwestern Electric line crews are working to restore power to 360 cooperative members this afternoon. Most of the outages are concentrated in Bond, Fayette and Effingham counties, said Joe Richardson, director of communications for the cooperative.
  • Southwestern Line Crews Responding to Outages Sunday, January 5, 2014
    About 350 Southwestern Electric members are without power this afternoon. Most of the outages are in Bond, Fayette and Effingham counties, said Joe Richardson, director of communications for the cooperative.
  • Southwestern Prepares For Severe Weather, Urges Members to Form Outage Safety Plan Friday, January 3, 2014
    Southwestern Electric Cooperative will be leaving the lights on this weekend. With the National Weather Service forecasting heavy snow and severe cold across the co-op’s service area, Southwestern is stationing line crews at its facilities in Bond, Madison and Fayette counties.
  • Power Restored to Southwestern Members Sunday, December 15, 2013
    Southwestern Electric crews completed restoration efforts at 11:37 p.m. Saturday.
  • Crews Working to Restore Power to 175 Members Saturday, December 14, 2013
    Southwestern Electric line crews are working to restore power to 175 members in Bond and Madison counties this evening. Joe Richardson, director of communications for Southwestern Electric Cooperative, said line crews would continue to work through the night until power was restored to all members.
  • About 400 Members Remain Without Power Saturday, December 14, 2013
    Linemen have restored power to more than 1,200 cooperative members since the first outages occurred early this morning. At 4:30 p.m., about 420 members remained without power.
  • Power Restored to 1,000 Southwestern Members Saturday, December 14, 2013
    Southwestern Electric crews continue to make progress restoring power after heavy snowfall this morning brought down trees and dropped branches into power lines across the cooperative’s service area.
  • Southwestern Electric Crews Restoring Power; Snow-Slick Rural Roads Hamper Efforts Saturday, December 14, 2013
    Southwestern Electric crews are making steady progress restoring power today after heavy snow brought down trees and dropped branches into power lines across the co-op’s service area.
  • Snow Brings Down Power Lines Across Service Area Saturday, December 14, 2013
    About 1,000 Southwestern Electric members are without power this morning after heavy snow brought down trees and dropped branches into power lines across the cooperative’s service area.