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Southwestern Electric Cooperative provides electric service to more than 22,000 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

  • Animal Interrupts Power to 1,200 Bethalto Area Members Thursday, July 24, 2014
    An animal tripped a transmission fuse at Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s Bethalto Substation this morning, interrupting power to 1,200 members in Madison County. The outage occurred at 6:33 a.m. Line crews made repairs and restored power at 7:25 a.m.
  • Crews Restore Service After Tree Fire Interrupts Power to Members Near St. Jacob Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    A tree fire near Triad Road left about 200 Southwestern Electric members south of St. Jacob without power this afternoon. The fire interrupted power at about 3 p.m. Southwestern line crews restored power shortly after 4 p.m.
  • Tree Fire Interrupts Power to 200 Members Near St. Jacob Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    A tree fire near Triad Road has left about 200 Southwestern Electric members south of St. Jacob without power this afternoon. The fire interrupted power at about 3 p.m. As of 4 p.m., fire protection district personnel were en route and line crews were on site. The cooperative expected to restore power by 6:30 p.m.

Catching Carbon

Concerned about new EPA regulations driving up the cost of power? Express your opinion at  ACTION.COOP.

Think EPA and Carbon Capture and Sequestration are on target? Share your views with EPA HERE.

You can review the U.S. House subcommittee hearing on Carbon Capture and Sequestration HERE.

Co-op Reminders

June 23: Deadline to file for candidacy by petition in 2014 board election

July 1:  Operation Round Up grant application deadline

July 4:  Offices closed for Independence Day

July 24:  2014 Credentials & Election Committee to be appointed