Southwestern Electric Cooperative

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About Southwestern Electric Cooperative

Southwestern Electric Cooperative is an electricity cooperative. The largest county serviced by Southwestern Electric Cooperative is St. Louis County, but the company also operates in in 12 counties in the state. On recent government reports, the supplier reported a total of 23,618 electricity customers being supplied electricity by the company. This total is made up of 97.46% residential customer accounts, 2.52% commercial accounts and 0.03% industrial accounts. On average, Southwestern Electric Cooperative's residential electricity rate is 13.25 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 3.35% less than the national average rate of 13.71 cents, ranking the supplier at 2008th best for average electricity rate out of 2923 providers in the United States. In 2020 they sold 430,071 megawatt hours via retail sales to end users. The electricity generated in the company's power plants made up 917 of the megawatt hours sourced by the company and the purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 446,162. In 2020, the company earned 99.47% of their revenue from retail electricity sales to end users and 0.10% on the wholesale electricity market.

The US average monthly residential electric bill is $121.23, while the Southwestern Electric Cooperative average is 27.07% higher at $154.05 per month. Southwestern Electric Cooperative is the 2662nd ranked supplier in the country for average monthly bill amount. Southwestern Electric Cooperative is the 14th largest provider out of 115 electricity companies in the state based on total megawatt hours sold. Southwestern Electric Cooperative generates 1,695 megawatt hours from their electricity plants, ranking them as the 62nd largest producer of electricity of all 115 providers in the state. Generation by the provider from natural gas totals 1,695 megawatt hours, which is about 100.00% of their total production.

Energy Loss

Southwestern Electric Cooperative recently reported an annual loss of around 3.60% of the electricity that they transmit. Loss of energy due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is part of being in the electricity production industry and providers must report these losses. This percentage of loss results in them receiving a rank of 518th best out of 3509 suppliers reporting energy loss in the nation.

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 Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.134/kWh$0.130/kWh$161.02/mo.$150.12/mo.
2008th13.25¢Southwestern Electric Cooperative's Average residential price per kWh
2662nd$154.05Average monthly electricity 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

Southwestern Electric Cooperative generates 100.00% of their total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel sources. The total electricity generated from non-renewable sources is 1,695 megawatt hours, which is 436th highest in the United States out of 3509 companies.

Energy Loss

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

-3.60%

Total Energy Loss

16,091MWh

518 National Rank

Southwestern Electric Cooperative Energy Makeup

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Southwestern Electric Cooperative State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Illinois23,61858,130,90013100%

Southwestern Electric Cooperative County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Bond County16,7254313.92$98.87/mo
Clinton County36,8994413.91$99.14/mo
Effingham County34,6684513.82$98.41/mo
Fayette County21,4884313.94$98.28/mo
Macoupin County44,9674314.01$98.80/mo
Madison County265,8594413.93$98.13/mo
Marion County37,7294413.97$99.49/mo
Montgomery County28,2884414.03$98.95/mo
Shelby County20,9904514.09$100.54/mo
St. Charles County405,262210.22$117.44/mo

Power Plants Owned by Southwestern Electric Cooperative

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Fayette County IL Natural Gas 1,695934,758.02551.48

Southwestern Electric Cooperative Fuel Makeup

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
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Natural Gas
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100.00%

Cities Southwestern Electric Cooperative Has Coverage

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

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Southwestern Electric Cooperative FAQ:

What percentage of Southwestern Electric Cooperative's electricity is produced from renewable fuels?

Southwestern Electric Cooperative produces 0% of their electricity using renewable fuel types.

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

Southwestern Electric Cooperative's current average bundled electricity rate is 13.25 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state bundled rate of 13.34 cents and the average national rate of 13.71 cents.

What cities does Southwestern Electric Cooperative supply electricity in?

Southwestern Electric Cooperative serves electricity to 68 cities.

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

Southwestern Electric Cooperative is associated with or owns one power plant.

Who is the CEO of Southwestern Electric Cooperative?

The current CEO of Southwestern Electric Cooperative is James Ashworth.

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

Southwestern Electric Cooperative currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $154.05, compared to the Illinois average of $91.42 and the national of $91.42 for bundled service.

What is the phone number for Southwestern Electric Cooperative?

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

What percentage of Southwestern Electric Cooperative's electricity is produced from nonrenewable fuels?

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

How many counties does Southwestern Electric Cooperative supply electricity in?

Southwestern Electric Cooperative sells electricity to customers in 12 counties throughout the country including Illinois.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-09-24