Southwestern Electric Cooperative provides power to 24,000 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

  • Southwestern Electric Annual Meeting Spotlights System Improvements, Director Retirements And Spirit of Service Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    System improvements, director retirements and a core cooperative principle thriving in today’s rural communities headlined Southwestern Electric’s 80th Annual Meeting of Members, held Saturday, Sept. 8, at Greenville Junior High School in Greenville, Ill. More than 1,600 people from Southwestern Illinois attended the meeting, which included breakfast, health screenings, activities for kids, and the co-op’s business meeting and election of directors.
  • Southwestern Hosts Electronics Recycling Drive Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    In late summer and early autumn, Southwestern Electric will host an electronics recycling drive. You’re invited to bring your obsolete electronics to our collection sites...
  • Crews Continue to Make Repairs After Storm Saturday, July 14, 2018
    As of 6 p.m., linemen had restored service to more than 700 members affected by this afternoon’s storm. About 51 members remain without power, as crews continue to make repairs in Effingham, Fayette and Madison Counties.

Co-op Reminders

August 24 - September 7

Absentee voting available.

September 3

Offices closed in observance of Labor Day.

September 8

Southwestern Electric Cooperative's 80th Annual Meeting of Members at Greenville Jr. High School. Doors open at 7 a.m. Business Meeting begins at 10 a.m.

September 10

Payment processing systems will be unavailable from midnight to 4 a.m., while we perform system maintenance.

October 1

Operation Round Up grant application deadline for the 4th of 2018.

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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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