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

  • Power Restored to Wrights and Edgewood Substations Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Ameren crews have restored power to a transmission line which serves Southwestern Electric’s Wrights and Edgewood Substations. The substations provide power to members in Effingham, Fayette, and Marion counties.
  • 1,000 Lose Power due to Ameren Transmission Issue Saturday, April 29, 2017
    A total of 1,000 members in Effingham and Fayette counties lost power at 6:00 p.m. due to a problem with the Ameren Illinois transmission line that feeds Southwestern Electric's Wrights and Edgewood substations. Ameren crews are working to resolve the issue.
  • 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.

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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