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Media Contact:
Communications Department, Southwestern Electric Cooperative
E-mail: joe.richardson@sweci.com 
Phone: (800) 637-8667

  • Crews Clearing Tree From Transmission Line Friday, January 17, 2020
    Line crews are working to clear a tree from a transmission line in Madison County this hour. Following clearance work and subsequent repairs, engineering and operations personnel will energize Southwestern’s Edwardsville and Fruit substations.
  • Transmission Line Fault Affects 2,270 Co-op Members Friday, January 17, 2020
    Southwestern Electric and Ameren personnel are working to isolate the source of an outage affecting more than 2,000 cooperative members tonight. Shortly before 10:30 p.m., 2,270 members in Madison County lost power when an Ameren transmission line providing power to the co-op’s Edwardsville and Fruit substations failed.
  • 2,270 Madison County Members Lose Power Friday, January 17, 2020
    About 2,270 Madison County members lost power shortly before 10:30 p.m. The outage is affecting members served by Southwestern Electric’s Edwardsville and Fruit Substations. Line crews have been dispatched and are working with operations and engineering teams to identify the source of the outage.
  • Damaged Lines Interrupt Power to Madison County Members Monday, December 30, 2019
    Southwestern members in Madison County experienced outages overnight and this morning after high winds and rain damaged lines west of the cooperative’s Edwardsville Substation. After identifying the source of the outage, crews de-energized lines to make repairs. Linemen restored power shortly before 7:30 a.m.
  • Strong Winds Producing Outages Across I-70 Corridor; Linemen Restore Power to 400 Members Wednesday, November 27, 2019
    7:30 a.m. Strong winds sweeping across the I-70 corridor today are breaking branches and bringing down power lines in Missouri and Illinois.
  • Underground Cable Fault Interrupts Power to Madison County Members Friday, November 1, 2019
    About 350 members in the area south of Troy and east of Collinsville are without power this afternoon due to an underground cable fault. The outage is expected to last about four hours as line crews make repairs.
  • Tree Damages Line, Interrupts Power to 180 Fayette County Members Thursday, October 31, 2019
    About 180 members southeast of Herrick are without service this morning after a tree fell through power lines, downing several spans of wire. Crews are currently on site, making repairs. As of 11:50 a.m., no estimated time of restoration was available.
  • Southwestern Electric Annual Meeting Spotlights Potential of Electric Vehicles Monday, September 9, 2019
    Membership growth, energy efficiency and the potential for electric vehicles to serve rural America while buoying power sales were the marquee messages delivered during Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s 81st Annual Meeting of Members, held Saturday, Sept. 7, at Greenville Junior High School in Greenville, Ill.
  • Storm Interrupts Service to Southwestern Members Saturday, August 17, 2019
    Thunderstorms moving through the region this morning are interrupting service to Southwestern Electric members. Southwestern Electric line crews have been dispatched to make repairs.
  • Crews Working to Restore Power in Fayette County Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    Southwestern line crews are working to restore power this evening to about 500 Fayette County members who lost service shortly before 7 p.m. Crews are working to isolate the source of the outage and expect to restore power later this evening.