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

  • Southwestern Electric Cooperative to Hold Annual Meeting on September 8 Wednesday, August 29, 2012
    Southwestern Electric Cooperative members and their families are cordially invited to attend the co-op’s 74th Annual Meeting, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Bond County Community Unit #2 Junior High School in Greenville.
  • Heavy Thunderstorms Cause Widespread Outages Friday, August 17, 2012
    Southwestern Electric Cooperative experienced widespread outages across its service territory when thunderstorms with strong winds swept through the area on Thursday, August 16.
  • 400 Accounts Lose Power in Evening Outages Wednesday, August 15, 2012
    A total of 402 Southwestern Electric Cooperative member accounts lost power in two separate outage incidents on the evening of Tuesday, August 14.
  • Overnight Storms Produce Widespread Outages Friday, August 3, 2012
    Storms passing through southwestern Illinois on the evening of Thursday, August 2, produced widespread power outages in Southwestern Electric Cooperative's service territory.
  • Co-op Bids Farewell to Strausbaugh, Welcomes Poteet as Operations Director Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Starting this summer, a new staff member will be overseeing the operations and maintenance of Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s power distribution system. Paul Strausbaugh, who served as the co-op’s director of operations for more than 14 years, has retired, and J. Brent Poteet has been hired as his successor.
  • Four board candidates, one bylaw amendment, on 2012 ballot Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    One contested board seat and one proposed bylaw amendment will be decided at the ballot box this year.
  • More than 1,500 Affected by Brief Afternoon Outage Friday, July 13, 2012
    A total of 1,540 Southwestern Electric Cooperative member accounts in the area of Altamont, Beecher City and St. Elmo were without electricity for approximately 35 minutes this afternoon.
  • 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.