Southwestern Electric Cooperative provides electric service to more than 22,000 residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial member accounts in southwestern Illinois, including portions of the St. Louis Metro East.

As a not-for-profit utility company, Southwestern Electric is committed to providing high-quality energy services at the lowest possible prices. We are also guided by the simple belief that a member-owned and member-controlled energy company should always operate in the best interests of local families, neighbors and communities. The cooperative strives to provide affordable and reliable energy, and to return earnings whenever possible, to its members.

Recent Articles

  • Downed Power Lines Require I-70 Closure Monday, May 11, 2015
    About 250 Southwestern Electric members lost power this morning after a tree brought down power lines north of Troy, across Interstate 70.
  • Outage Affecting Members in Beecher City and Wrights Corner Area Thursday, April 09, 2015
    Southwestern Electric line crews are troubleshooting an outage in the co-op’s eastern service area this afternoon. As of noon, crews had focused their investigation on an area north of Beecher City.
  • Storm Interrupts Power to Members in Wrights Corner and Beecher City Thursday, April 09, 2015
    More than 200 Southwestern Electric members served by the cooperative’s Wrights Corner substation are without power this hour after a potent storm swept through the area. The outage occurred shortly after 9:30 a.m. Members in the areas of Wrights Corner and Beecher City are affected by the outage.

Co-op Reminders

May 25: Offices Closed for Memorial Day

May 28:  Deadline for submitting board candidate names to Nominating Committee

June 29:  Deadline to file for board candidacy by petition