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

  • Crews Restore Power to Madison County Members Monday, December 28, 2015
    Linemen have isolated and repaired an outage that affected about 230 Madison County members earlier today.
  • Outage Affects 230 Madison County Members Monday, December 28, 2015
    About 230 members in Madison County are currently without power. The outage, which began at 9:45 a.m., is affecting members near the intersection of I-55 and Highway 143.
  • Storm Front Leaves 200 Members Without Power Wednesday, December 23, 2015
    A storm front swept across the Midwest this morning, buffeting Southwestern Illinois with strong winds, leaving about 200 cooperative members without power.

Co-op Reminders

February 12

Southwestern Scholarship application deadline.

March 25

Offices closed in observance of Good Friday.

April 1

Operation Round Up second quarter grant application deadline.

Try Our New App!

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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