Southwestern Electric Cooperative provides power to nearly 23,000 residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial members in southwestern Illinois, including parts of the St. Louis Metro East.
As a not-for-profit utility, Southwestern Electric is committed to providing high-quality energy services at the lowest possible prices. We're guided by the simple belief that a member-owned, member-controlled company should operate in the best interests of the families, neighbors and communities it serves.

Recent Articles

  • 160 Madison County Members Without Power Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    Southwestern Electric crews are working to restore power to 160 cooperative members in Madison County tonight after a thunderstorm brought damaging winds, lightning and hail to the bistate area earlier this evening.
  • Storm Causes Isolated Outages Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    A thunderstorm producing damaging winds, lightning and hail is currently moving through Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s service area, resulting in isolated outages in Madison County.
  • Accident Causes Outage South of Sorento Saturday, February 25, 2017
    About 65 cooperative members south of Sorento are without power this morning after an automobile left the road and entered the right of way, breaking a utility pole. Line crews are currently on site making repairs.

Co-op Reminders

February 10

Southwestern Scholarship
application deadline.

March 4 

Southwestern auction of retired
co-op vehicles and equipment.

April 1

Operation Round Up grant
application deadline, second quarter.

April 14 

Offices closed for Good Friday.

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Pay your bill, sign up for alerts and reminders, view your daily, weekly or monthly energy usage, and send and receive outage information with SWEC IL , our mobile app for your smart phone or tablet. Now available on the App Store   and on Google Play.


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