News Room

Media Contact:
Communications Department, Southwestern Electric Cooperative
Phone: (800) 637-8667

  • Powerful Storm Interrupts Power to 5,000 Southwestern Electric Cooperative Members Thursday, February 20, 2014
    As of 7 p.m., about 5,000 members of Southwestern Electric Cooperative are without electricity.
  • NOTICE TO MEMBERS ( 6 P.M.) : Thursday, February 20, 2014
    This afternoon’s storm caused extensive damage to utility lines, resulting in outages throughout Southwestern Electric’s service area. We have called in additional crews to assist with restoration efforts. The storm has also affected phone service. We are working to restore power and resolve our phone issues. Thank you for your patience.
  • Storm Interrupts Power to 1,000 Southwestern Electric Members Thursday, February 20, 2014
    As of 5 p.m., about 1,000 members of Southwestern Electric Cooperative are without power.
  • Storm Interrupts Power to Members Across Southwestern Electric’s Service Area Thursday, February 20, 2014
    This afternoon’s storm interrupted power to members throughout Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s service area. At 4:15 p.m., about 240 members were without power. Most of the outages were located in Madison County.
  • Southwestern Members Affected by Morning Storm Thursday, February 20, 2014
    About 600 Southwestern Electric members lost power this morning as storms passed through the cooperative’s service area.
  • Construction Causes Vandalia Power Outage Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    About 160 Southwestern Electric members in Vandalia were without power this afternoon after a construction crew dug into an underground power line. The accident occurred near Highway 40 about 3:20 p.m. Southwestern crews isolated the issue and rerouted power, restoring electricity to members at 4:15 p.m.
  • Southwestern Electric Extends Scholarship Application Deadline to February 14 Friday, February 7, 2014
    Due to inclement weather and the number of snow days experienced by students in Southwestern Electric’s service area, the cooperative is extending its scholarship deadline by one week. Scholarship applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14. Questions regarding scholarship applications may be directed to Susan File at (800) 637-8667. You can contact Susan by email at
  • Lower Temperatures Mean Higher Winter Energy Bills Tuesday, February 4, 2014
    Single-digit temperatures and changes in household energy usage patterns are translating into higher than average energy bills for Southwestern Electric members.
  • Madison County Members Affected by Ameren Issue Thursday, January 30, 2014
    More than 2,100 Southwestern Electric members in Madison County were affected by a momentary outage this afternoon. The outage was caused by an Ameren transmission line that feeds the co-op’s Edwardsville, St. Jacob, Troy and Fruit Road substations.
  • Wind Interrupts Power South of Mulberry Grove Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    About 225 Southwestern Electric members lost power Tuesday morning when high winds brought down a tree south of Mulberry Grove.