News Room

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

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Causes Morning Outage Wednesday, July 3, 2013
    A motor vehicle accident caused more than 1,000 Southwestern Electric Cooperative members to lose power for almost three hours on the morning of Wednesday, July 3.
  • Board Election Reminder Thursday, June 27, 2013
    Members urged to verify eligibility, review options, for voting in annual election.
  • Nearly 6,000 Members Affected by Weekend Outages Monday, June 24, 2013
    Several outages across Southwestern Electric Cooperative's service territory caused a total of 5,830 member accounts to lose power over the weekend.
  • 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.