Southwestern Electric Cooperative

Southwestern Electric Cooperative is an electric cooperative. The largest county serviced by Southwestern Electric Cooperative is Madison County, but the company also supplies electricity in 14 counties in the state. There are 46,034 residential customers, 1,188 commercial accounts and 14 industrial customers receiving service from the company. The average residential electricity rate for Southwestern Electric Cooperative is approximately 13.25 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 1.50% below the national average rate of 13.45 cents. The supplier had total sales and disposition of 447,079 megawatt hours in 2020, of which 917 were from wholesale sales to other electricity suppliers. Electricity production and wholesale power purchases made up 0.21% and 99.79%, respectively, of the total electricity sourced by the company. Power facilities the company owns produced 917 megawatt hours and an additional 446,162 megawatt hours were acquired via wholesale channels. Their total revenue in 2020 from electricity activities was $58,438,100, with $55,900 coming from wholesale electricity sales and $58,130,900 from retail sales to end users.

About Southwestern Electric Cooperative

Consumers of the supplier pay an average monthly residential power bill of $154.05. This is 28.12% more than the nationwide average of $120.24. Southwestern Electric Cooperative produces 917 megawatt hours from their production plants, ranking them as the 695th highest producer of electricity in the US out of 3511 companies. The supplier ranks 30th highest supplier out of 27 in Illinois for megawatt hours produced from the burning of natural gas. Electricity sales were responsible for a rise in CO2 pollution of 94.23% within the past year.

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

When considering electricity production, Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s main fuel is Natural Gas, accounting for 917 megawatt hours (or 100.00%) of generation for the supplier. The company’s electricity sales efforts result in CO2 emissions totaling 379,977,061.58 kilograms, which is 71st highest in the state out of 27 companies. Perhaps a better measurement of pollution is the CO2 emissions per megawatt hour sold, which amounts to 441.76 kilograms of CO2 emissions per megawatt hour sold. Using this measurement Southwestern Electric Cooperative is the 200th highest polluting company in the US. With only one electricity producing facility within their operating region, Southwestern Electric Cooperative has the 1112th most generating plants associated with a provider out of the 3511 companies that we receive data for in the nation and 59th out of 27 in the state.

Southwestern Electric Cooperative Net Metering

Offering net metering to customers is a win-win situation but people who receive their electricity from Southwestern Electric Cooperative do not have this option. Installation of solar panels and alternative electricity sources is often too expensive for people. Net metering would allow purchasers of these electricity sources to sell excess kilowatt hours back to the electricity provider, making the installation of these alternative sources more financially friendly .

Energy Loss

Electricity providers regularly submit data for energy lost through electricity transmission to government agencies who track infrastructure efficiencies. Southwestern Electric Cooperative recently reported a loss of 3.60% of the electricity generation. This percentage of loss gives them a rank of 900th worst out of 3511 providers reporting energy loss in the United States.

Southwestern Electric Cooperative Rate & Electric Bills

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

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.134/kWh$0.130/kWh$161.02/mo.$150.12/mo.
1155th13.25¢Southwestern Electric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
1412th$154.05Average monthly electric bill for Southwestern Electric Cooperative's residential customers

Southwestern Electric Cooperative Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:525 US Route 40
    Greenville, Illinois 62246
    United States of America
  • CEO:James Ashworth

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Quick Facts About Southwestern Electric Cooperative

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Releasing 379,977,061.58 kilograms of CO2 emissions, Southwestern Electric Cooperative ranks as the 816th highest polluting supplier in the nation out of the 3511 we follow.

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By total customers, Southwestern Electric Cooperative is the 38th largest supplier out of 27 suppliers in the state.

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Southwestern Electric Cooperative produces 100.00% of their total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel sources. The total electricity generated from non-renewable sources is 917 megawatt hours, which is 53rd highest out of 27 providers in Illinois.

Energy Loss

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

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Total Energy Loss


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Southwestern Electric Cooperative Energy Makeup

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Southwestern Electric Cooperative State Coverage

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Southwestern Electric Cooperative County Coverage

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Bond County16,42628.95$87.29/mo
Clay County13,18439.00$87.68/mo
Clinton County37,56228.95$87.28/mo
Effingham County34,00849.24$93.69/mo
Fayette County21,33628.95$87.29/mo
Jasper County9,61038.39$81.34/mo
Jersey County21,77328.95$87.27/mo
Macoupin County44,92628.95$87.25/mo
Madison County262,96638.95$87.29/mo
Marion County37,20549.92$102.40/mo

Power Plants Owned by Southwestern Electric Cooperative

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Southwestern Electric Cooperative Fuel Makeup

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Cities Southwestern Electric Cooperative Has Coverage

  • Albers, IL
  • Alhambra, IL
  • Alma, IL
  • Alorton, IL
  • Altamont, IL
  • Alton, IL
  • Aviston, IL
  • Bartelso, IL
  • Beckemeyer, IL
  • Beecher City, IL
  • Belleville, IL
  • Benld, IL
  • Bethalto, IL
  • Bingham, IL
  • Breese, IL
  • Brighton, IL
  • Brooklyn, IL
  • Brownstown, IL
  • Bunker Hill, IL
  • Butler, IL
  • Cahokia, IL
  • Carlinville, IL
  • Carlyle, IL
  • Caseyville, IL
  • Central City, IL
  • Centralia, IL
  • Centreville, IL
  • Chesterfield, IL
  • Clay City, IL
  • Coalton, IL
  • Coffeen, IL
  • Collinsville, IL
  • Columbia, IL
  • Cowden, IL
  • Damiansville, IL
  • Dieterich, IL
  • Donnellson, IL
  • Dorchester, IL
  • Dupo, IL
  • Eagarville, IL
  • East Alton, IL
  • East Carondelet, IL
  • East Gillespie, IL
  • East St. Louis, IL
  • Edgewood, IL
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Effingham, IL
  • Elsah, IL
  • Fairmont City, IL
  • Fairview Heights, IL
  • Farina, IL
  • Farmersville, IL
  • Fayetteville, IL
  • Fidelity, IL
  • Fieldon, IL
  • Fillmore, IL
  • Findlay, IL
  • Flora, IL
  • Freeburg, IL
  • Germantown, IL
  • Gillespie, IL
  • Girard, IL
  • Glen Carbon, IL
  • Godfrey, IL
  • Grafton, IL
  • Granite City, IL
  • Grantfork, IL
  • Greenville, IL
  • Hamel, IL
  • Hartford, IL
  • Harvel, IL
  • Hecker, IL
  • Herrick, IL
  • Hettick, IL
  • Highland, IL
  • Hillsboro, IL
  • Hoffman, IL
  • Huey, IL
  • Iola, IL
  • Irving, IL
  • Iuka, IL
  • Jerseyville, IL
  • Junction City, IL
  • Kell, IL
  • Keyesport, IL
  • Kinmundy, IL
  • Lake Ka-Ho, IL
  • Lebanon, IL
  • Lenzburg, IL
  • Litchfield, IL
  • Livingston, IL
  • Louisville, IL
  • Madison, IL
  • Marine, IL
  • Marissa, IL
  • Maryville, IL
  • Mascoutah, IL
  • Mason, IL
  • Medora, IL
  • Millstadt, IL
  • Modesto, IL
  • Montrose, IL
  • Mount Clare, IL
  • Mount Olive, IL
  • Moweaqua, IL
  • Mulberry Grove, IL
  • New Athens, IL
  • New Baden, IL
  • New Douglas, IL
  • Nilwood, IL
  • Nokomis, IL
  • O'Fallon, IL
  • Oconee, IL
  • Odin, IL
  • Ohlman, IL
  • Old Ripley, IL
  • Otterville, IL
  • Palmyra, IL
  • Pana, IL
  • Panama, IL
  • Patoka, IL
  • Pierron, IL
  • Pocahontas, IL
  • Pontoon Beach, IL
  • Ramsey, IL
  • Raymond, IL
  • Roxana, IL
  • Royal Lakes, IL
  • Sailor Springs, IL
  • Salem, IL
  • Sandoval, IL
  • Sauget, IL
  • Sawyerville, IL
  • Schram City, IL
  • Scottville, IL
  • Shelbyville, IL
  • Shiloh, IL
  • Shipman, IL
  • Shumway, IL
  • Sigel, IL
  • Smithboro, IL
  • Smithton, IL
  • Sorento, IL
  • South Roxana, IL
  • St. Elmo, IL
  • St. Jacob, IL
  • St. Libory, IL
  • St. Peter, IL
  • St. Rose, IL
  • Standard City, IL
  • Staunton, IL
  • Stewardson, IL
  • Strasburg, IL
  • Summerfield, IL
  • Swansea, IL
  • Taylor Springs, IL
  • Teutopolis, IL
  • Tower Hill, IL
  • Trenton, IL
  • Troy, IL
  • Vandalia, IL
  • Venice, IL
  • Vernon, IL
  • Virden, IL
  • Waggoner, IL
  • Walshville, IL
  • Wamac, IL
  • Washington Park, IL
  • Watson, IL
  • Wenonah, IL
  • White City, IL
  • Williamson, IL
  • Wilsonville, IL
  • Windsor, IL
  • Witt, IL
  • Wood River, IL
  • Worden, IL
  • Xenia, IL

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Southwestern Electric Cooperative FAQ:

How much is the average bill for Southwestern Electric Cooperative customers each month?

Currently, the average monthly electric bill for customers of Southwestern Electric Cooperative is $154.05. The Illinois average bill is $93.13 and the United States average is $93.13.

What percentage of Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s electricity is produced using renewable fuels?

Southwestern Electric Cooperative produces 0% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

What is the phone number for Southwestern Electric Cooperative?

Southwestern Electric Cooperative's customer service phone number is (800) 637-8667

How many counties does Southwestern Electric Cooperative sell electricity in?

There are 14 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Southwestern Electric Cooperative.

What cities does Southwestern Electric Cooperative provider electricity to?

Southwestern Electric Cooperative supplies in 178 cities.

What percentage of Southwestern Electric Cooperative’s electricity is generated using nonrenewable fuels?

Southwestern Electric Cooperative generates 100.00% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel sources.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Southwestern Electric Cooperative?

There is one power plant associated with or owned by Southwestern Electric Cooperative.

Who is the CEO of Southwestern Electric Cooperative?

James Ashworth is the CEO of Southwestern Electric Cooperative.

What is the average electricity rate for Southwestern Electric Cooperative customers?

The average price of electricity for consumers of Southwestern Electric Cooperative is 13.25 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-01