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

  • Transmission Line Failure Interrupts Power to 1,200 Fayette County Members ; 2,560 Members Without Power Thursday, June 28, 2018
    More than 1,200 Southwestern Electric members in Fayette County lost power about 9 p.m. when an Ameren transmission line supplying power to the cooperative’s Sefton and Confidence Substations, located north and south of Brownstown, failed due to damage from this evening’s storm.
  • Crews Working Throughout Area; 1,185 Members Without Power Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Line crews are making repairs throughout Southwestern’s service area this evening after a strong storm snapped trees and brought down power lines in Southwestern Illinois. As of 8:30 p.m., 1,185 members were without power.
  • Strong Storm Interrupts Service to 1,430 Members Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Outage numbers continue to climb this evening as Southwestern’s engineering and operations personnel process data from the co-op’s substations and log new outage reports.
  • Strong Storm Interrupts Power to 1,000 Members Thursday, June 28, 2018
    A strong storm swept across Southwestern Electric’s service area this evening interrupting power to members in seven of the 11 counties served by the cooperative. As of 6:30 p.m., approximately 1,000 members were without power.
  • Downed Tree Causes Ameren Transmission Line Failure Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    A downed tree caused an Ameren transmission line failure in St. Jacob area.
  • Damaged Fuse Interrupts Power to Members in Effingham and Fayette Counties Sunday, June 24, 2018
    About 545 members are currently without power due to animal-related fuse damage at the cooperative’s Altamont Substation. The outage is affecting members in Effingham and Fayette counties, between Altamont and St. Elmo. Repairs will require a brief service interruption to all members served by the cooperative’s Altamont Substation.
  • Storm Interrupts Power to 250 Members Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    This evening’s storm has interrupted power to 250 Southwestern Electric members. Lightning and wind have damaged fuses and brought limbs into lines in Madison, Effingham and Fayette counties. Crews have been dispatched and are making repairs.
  • Storms Interrupt Power to 300; Members Advised to Avoid Flooded Roads Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    About 300 members are without service after a second round of storms passed through the area early this morning, damaging infrastructure and bringing down power lines. As of 7:45 a.m., 210 members in Fayette County near Shobonier were without power, and about 55 members in Bond County near Governor Bond Lake were without service.
  • Crews Restore Power to 160 Members Monday, June 11, 2018
    As of 11 p.m., linemen had restored service to more than 160 members affected by this evening’s storm. About 65 members remain without power, and crews continue to make repairs throughout the co-op’s service area.
  • Crews Continue to Make Repairs in Wake of Storm Monday, June 11, 2018
    As of 10:30 p.m., linemen had restored service to more than 100 members affected by this evening’s storm. About 115 members remain without power, and crews continue to make repairs throughout the co-op’s service area.