Southwest Electric Cooperative

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About Southwest Electric Cooperative

Southwest Electric Cooperative has their head offices in Bolivar, Missouri and supplies electricity in 22 cities within the state. At the moment, there are 42,447 customers of the provider. Exactly 3,024 of them are commercial accounts and 39,423 of them are residential customers. Customers of Southwest Electric Cooperative are billed an average residential electricity rate of 10.99 cents per kilowatt hour. Fortunately for their patrons, this price is lower than both the state and national average prices of 11.70 and 14.11 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The company sold 579,109 megawatt hours in 2020 via retail accounts. The megawatt hours sourced by the company primarily came from megawatt hours that they purchased via wholesale channels. They purchased 613,917 wholesale megawatt hours. Their total revenue for 2020 from electricity activities was $64,106,000, with $62,903,000 coming from retail sales to end users.

The state average monthly residential electricity bill is $123.26, while the Southwest Electric Cooperative average is 6.73% less at $114.78 per month. This is the 55th lowest average monthly bill amount for a supplier in the state. The supplier currently does not generate any of the electricity that they sell. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale prices from other suppliers and then resell it to end users.

Southwest Electric Cooperative Net Metering

Southwest Electric Cooperative offers net metering choices to consumers. This is a positive for any consumer potentially purchasing personal solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their unused megawatt hours into the grid.

Energy Loss

Losing energy due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is a reality of being in the electricity production business. Electricity providers are required to report these losses to government agencies who track electricity infrastructure efficiencies. Southwest Electric Cooperative reported a yearly loss of roughly 5.57% of the electricity that they produce. This percentage of electricity lost gives them a rank of 38th best out of 123 providers who report energy loss in Missouri and 1047th best out of 3509 in the US.

Southwest Electric Cooperative Rate & Electric Bills

Southwest Electric Cooperative residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in January.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.110/kWh$0.108/kWh$121.80/mo.$107.66/mo.
913th10.99¢Southwest Electric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
1621st$114.78Average monthly electricity bill for Southwest Electric Cooperative's residential customers

Southwest Electric Cooperative Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:1023 South Springfield Avenue
    Bolivar, Missouri 65613
    United States of America
  • CEO:James Ashworth

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Energy Loss

Southwest Electric Cooperative's energy loss due to business operations.

-5.57%

Total Energy Loss

34,199MWh

1047 National Rank

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Southwest Electric Cooperative State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Missouri42,44762,903,00015100%

Southwest Electric Cooperative County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Benton County19,394611.92$127.37/mo
Camden County42,745411.10$125.23/mo
Cedar County14,188513.48$141.84/mo
Dallas County17,071412.26$133.63/mo
Greene County298,915512.58$137.27/mo
Henry County21,946612.79$146.06/mo
Hickory County8,279312.64$135.27/mo
Laclede County36,039310.44$129.18/mo
Polk County31,519412.76$136.86/mo
St. Clair County9,284513.05$138.61/mo

Cities Southwest Electric Cooperative Has Coverage

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Southwest Electric Cooperative FAQ:

Who is the CEO of Southwest Electric Cooperative?

The CEO of Southwest Electric Cooperative is James Ashworth.

What is the phone number for Southwest Electric Cooperative?

The Southwest Electric Cooperative phone number is (800) 262-0326.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Southwest Electric Cooperative customers?

The average bundled rate of electricity for consumers of Southwest Electric Cooperative is 10.99 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What is the average bundled bill for Southwest Electric Cooperative customers each month?

Customers of Southwest Electric Cooperative pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $114.78.

How many counties does Southwest Electric Cooperative have customers in in?

There are 10 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Southwest Electric Cooperative including Missouri.

What cities does Southwest Electric Cooperative supply electricity to?

Southwest Electric Cooperative serves 22 cities in the US.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-09-12