Southwestern Electric Cooperative provides electric service to nearly 23,000 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 Line Interrupts Power to 1,100 Members Wednesday, June 08, 2016
    A downed line interrupted power to 1,100 Southwestern Electric members in Madison County this afternoon. The single-phase line, which was dislodged from a utility pole at Season’s Village subdivision in Maryville, tripped several breakers, interrupting power to members served by the cooperative’s Maryville Substation.
  • More than 1,000 Members Served by Maryville Substation Without Power Wednesday, June 08, 2016
    More than 1,000 Southwestern Electric members served by Maryville substation are without power this afternoon. Line crews are working to isolate the cause of the outage, which started at 4:01 p.m. As of 4:30 p.m., no estimated time of restoration was available.
  • Crews Restore Power to 4,100 Members Sunday, May 08, 2016
    Crews continue to repair damage this morning after an intense storm disrupted service to 4,300 Southwestern Electric members yesterday afternoon. At 2 a.m., linemen had restored service to 4,100 co-op members.

Co-op Reminders

May 26

Deadline for submitting board candidate names to Nominations Committee.

May 30

Offices closed for Memorial Day.

June 27

Deadline for board candidates to file by petition.

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