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

  • Agricultural Accident Interrupts Power to 600 Members Tuesday, April 18, 2017
    An agricultural accident Monday morning interrupted power to about 600 Southwestern Electric members in Madison County. A farmer working a field near Prairietown Road struck and broke a guy wire, which came into contact with cooperative distribution and transmission lines, tripping breakers at Holiday Shores East Substation.
  • AT&T Restores Phone Service Monday, April 03, 2017
    AT&T technicians have restored phone service to Southwestern Electric Cooperative. The cooperative's phone system came on line shortly after 2 p.m.
  • Southwestern Electric Phone Service Disrupted Monday, April 03, 2017
    A nationwide AT&T telecommunications issue has disrupted phone service to Southwestern Electric Cooperative this morning. AT&T technicians are working to resolve the issue. If you need to report an outage, please use our mobile app, SWEC IL, available on the App Store and on Google Play. If the situation is an emergency, please dial 911.

Co-op Reminders

May 18

Deadline for submitting board candidate names to the Nominations Committee

May 29
Offices closed in observance of Memorial Day 

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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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