News Room

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

  • Members Served by Reno Substation Lose Power Monday, November 2, 2015
    About 600 Southwestern Electric members in Bond County lost power Sunday night when an animal damaged components of the cooperative’s Reno Substation. The outage occurred at 11:30 p.m.
  • Power Restored to Madison County Members Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    Southwestern line crews have isolated the cause of an outage that affected Madison County members yesterday and today. A faulty breaker interrupted power to hundreds of members north of Troy the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 28, and again on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
  • More Than 800 Madison County Members Without Power Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    More than 850 Southwestern Electric members in the Troy area are without power this afternoon. Linemen are currently working to isolate the cause of the outage, which started at 2:52 p.m. As of 3:30 p.m., no estimated time of restoration was available.
  • 300 Members North of Troy Without Power Monday, September 28, 2015
    About 300 Southwestern Electric members north of Troy are without power this afternoon. Line crews are working to isolate the cause of the outage, which began shortly before 2 p.m. As of 3 p.m., no estimated time of restoration was available.
  • Value Takes Center Stage At Southwestern Annual Meeting Monday, September 14, 2015
    Value--what you get for your dollar--served as the theme of Southwestern Electric Cooperative's 77th Annual Meeting of Members, held Saturday, Sept. 12, at Greenville Junior High School in Greenville, Ill. More than 2,200 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 Electric Cooperative’s 77th Annual Meeting of Members Slated For Sept. 12 Monday, September 7, 2015
    Southwestern Electric Cooperative members and their families are cordially invited to attend the co-op’s 77th Annual Meeting of Members, Saturday, Sept. 12, at Greenville Junior High School, in Greenville, Ill.
  • Bird Interrupts Power to Pocahontas Substation Wednesday, August 12, 2015
    1,057 members in the Pocahontas area lost power at 3:57 p.m.
  • Automobile Accident & Storm Cause Evening Outages Monday, August 10, 2015
    Several outages across Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s western service territory caused a total of 1,521 member accounts to lose power Sunday evening.
  • Lightning strike interrupts power to Southwestern Electric's Smithboro Substation Friday, July 17, 2015
    About 550 members served by Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s Smithboro Substation lost power at 3:30 p.m.
  • Thunderstorms Interrupt Power to 600 Madison County Members Friday, June 26, 2015
    Strong thunderstorms raked the Midwest last night, interrupting power to hundreds of Southwestern Electric members in Madison County.