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

  • Madison County Outages To Be Restored By 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 06, 2016
    Southwestern Electric line crews expect to restore power to Madison County members by 6 p.m. About 500 members lost power after a commercial construction company struck a gas line. The gas ignited, damaging a Southwestern Electric pole.
  • Afternoon Outage in Madison County Wednesday, April 06, 2016
    Southwestern members who reside in the vicinity of Highway 162 will experience an outage this afternoon as crews work to replace a damaged pole.
  • Co-op Crews Respond to Wind-Related Outages Sunday, April 03, 2016
    Southwestern Electric crews responded to isolated outages throughout the cooperative’s service area Saturday. Winds gusting at 45 mph dropped several trees into the cooperative’s rights of way, breaking poles and bringing down multiple spans of wire in some locations.

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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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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