News Room

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

  • Eleven Students Earn Southwestern Electric Scholarships Wednesday, June 5, 2013
    This year, the co-op proudly awarded $1,000 scholarships to 11 students, including seven graduating high school seniors and four students who graduated from high school prior to 2013.
  • Final Candidacy Opportunity Approaching in 2013 Board Election Wednesday, May 29, 2013
    Petitions must be received at the cooperative’s Greenville headquarters by Monday, June 24, in order for the candidate’s name to appear on the 2013 ballot.
  • Underground Cable Causes Outage in Madison County Wednesday, May 15, 2013
    A total of 2,023 Southwestern Electric Cooperative member accounts in the Troy and Edwardsville areas lost power for two and a half hours during the evening of Tuesday, May 14.
  • Power Blinks Affect 3,900 in Madison County Tuesday, May 14, 2013
    Approximately 3,900 Southwestern Electric Cooperative member accounts in the Bethalto and Holiday Shores areas experienced power blinks during the afternoon and evening of Monday, May 13.
  • Board Candidate Nominations Due May 23 Thursday, April 25, 2013
    An important deadline in Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s 2013 board election is coming up in May. Co-op members intending to run for a seat on the board of directors must contact the Nominations Committee by May 23.
  • Board Candidate Nominations Now Being Accepted Monday, April 1, 2013
    Filing deadline is May 23
  • Co-op Sponsors Electrical Safety Demonstrations Monday, April 1, 2013
    "Who is going to protect you from electricity? You are—by understanding it, respecting it, and never creating a path to ground.” This is the mantra of electrical safety educator Kyle Finley, a former lineman from Alvin, Illinois, who travels the Midwest teaching people about the dangers of electricity.
  • Four Key Circuits Scheduled for Tree Trimming Monday, April 1, 2013
    Tree trimming—also known as right-of-way maintenance, vegetation management, or line clearance—is part of the cooperative’s ongoing effort to ensure the safe, reliable delivery of electricity to its members.
  • Small Outage Affects Bethalto Area Thursday, January 31, 2013
    A total of 60 Southwestern Electric Cooperative member accounts in the Bethalto area lost power for about three hours this morning.
  • Ameren Illinois Transmission Outage Affects Almost 3,000 SWECI Members Thursday, December 20, 2012
    Ameren's transmission feed, which supplies power to Southwestern Electric's Edwardsville, Fruit and St. Jacob substations, went down just after 8 a.m., and was restored just before 9 a.m.