News Room

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

  • Storm Interrupts Service to 250 Members Monday, September 4, 2017
    About 250 members in Madison and Macoupin counties are without power this evening as a line of strong thunderstorms push through the region, bringing high winds, lightning and strong rains to the co-op’s service area. Southwestern linemen were dispatched after 6 p.m. when the first outages were reported. Crews are currently working to restore power to members in both counties.
  • Madison County Outage Interrupts Service to 375 Members Saturday, September 2, 2017
    About 375 Madison County members are without power this evening. The outage began at 7:40 p.m. and is affecting members north and east of McDonough Lake. Southwestern crews are currently working to isolate the source of the outage and make repairs.
  • Crews Working to Restore Few Remaining Outages Monday, July 24, 2017
    Southwestern line crews have restored power to all but six of the remaining members.
  • 116 Members Remain Without Power Monday, July 24, 2017
    As of 7:30 a.m., Southwestern Electric crews are working to restore power the remaining 116 members without power.
  • Members Asked To Prepare For Overnight Outages Sunday, July 23, 2017
    Southwestern Electric crews continue to make progress restoring service this evening after today’s storm interrupted power to 3,300 cooperative members. At 11:30 p.m., about 400 members remained without power.
  • Southwestern Recruits Additional Crews to Speed Repairs; 1,247 Members Without Power Sunday, July 23, 2017
    Southwestern Electric Crews Continue to Make Repairs; 1,247 Remain Wither Power
  • Southwestern Electric Crews Continue to Make Repairs; 1,852 Remain Wither Power Sunday, July 23, 2017
    Southwestern Electric crews have made significant progress restoring electricity after a severe storm came through the cooperative's service area early this morning.
  • Storm Interrupts Power to More Than 3,300 Members Sunday, July 23, 2017
    More than 3,300 Southwestern Electric members are without power after a storm brought high winds and lightning to the cooperative's service area this morning. Members in Madison, Bond, Effingham and Fayette counties are affected by the outages.
  • Southwestern Electric Completing Repairs From Sunday Storm Monday, June 19, 2017
    About 60 Southwestern Electric members north of Farina remain without power today after Sunday morning’s storm snapped utility poles and tore down power lines in Effingham and Fayette counties. Joe Richardson, communications coordinator for the cooperative, said crews expected to complete repairs and restore power to the area this morning.
  • Crews Restore Power to 1,600 Members; System Flexibility Results in Shorter Outage Time Sunday, June 18, 2017
    About 1,600 Southwestern Electric members have seen their service restored since last night’s storm snapped utility poles and tore down power lines. As of 10:45 a.m., 85 members remained without power.