News Room

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

  • Nearly 4,000 Affected by Morning Outage Thursday, July 5, 2012
    A total of 3,864 Southwestern Electric Cooperative member accounts in northern Madison County were without power for approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes this morning.
  • Brief Outage Affects Edgewood & Mason Areas Monday, July 2, 2012
    A total of 383 Southwestern Electric Cooperative member accounts in the Edgewood and Mason areas lost power for approximately 30 minutes this afternoon.
  • Pay-As-You-Go Program Takes Energy Use One Day at a Time Monday, July 2, 2012
    Never buy more power than you need: that’s the philosophy behind a new payment option available to all Southwestern Electric Cooperative residential accountholders. It’s called the Pay-As-You-Go Program.
  • Ameren Transmission Issue Causes Power Outage in Troy Area Thursday, June 28, 2012
    A total of 1,909 member accounts in the Troy area lost power at approximately 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 due to a problem with the Ameren Illinois transmission line that feeds Southwestern Electric's Troy substation. Service to the affected accounts was restored at 5:20 p.m. that evening.
  • Southwestern Electric Announces 2012 Scholarship Recipients Friday, June 1, 2012
    This year, the co-op proudly awarded $1,000 scholarships to eleven students, including eight graduating high school seniors and three high school graduates from previous years.
  • Key Deadline Approaching in 2012 Board Election Sunday, April 1, 2012
    Candidates must file with a member of the Nominations Committee by Thursday, May 24.
  • 4,200 Lose Power due to Ameren Transmission Issue Thursday, February 23, 2012
    A total of 4,238 members, primarily in northern Madison County, lost power for about two hours on the evening of Thursday, February 16.
  • ERC Program Reaches $1 Million in Loans Wednesday, February 1, 2012
    A Southwestern Electric Cooperative initiative, which provides co-op members with low-interest financing for making energy-related improvements to their homes and businesses, has reached an important milestone.
  • Southwestern Electric to Hold Geothermal Open House Friday, January 20, 2012
    Geothermal technology is the most efficient way to heat and cool a home, and Southwestern Electric Cooperative is offering its members an opportunity to learn all about it.
  • Don’t Be Deceived by Misleading Mailer Tuesday, December 27, 2011
    Southwestern Electric Cooperative would like its members to be aware of a deceptive mailer recently seen in mailboxes around the co-op’s service territory.