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

  • 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.
  • Animal Disrupts Power at Smithboro Substation Tuesday, February 07, 2017
    About 560 Southwestern Electric members lost power this evening when an animal came into contact with circuits in the cooperative's Smithboro Substation.
  • Southwestern Electric Ready To Respond Saturday, January 14, 2017
    As precipitation continues to fall in Missouri and Illinois this morning, Southwestern Electric operations and engineering personnel are evaluating the weekend forecast. “So far we’ve experienced just a handful of outages, but we’re not letting our guard down,” said Bobby Williams, Southwestern’s chief operating officer.

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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