Since 1939, we've powered our communities and empowered our member-owners with an improved quality of life through electricity.
Southwest Electric Cooperative was founded in October 1939 as a not-for-profit, private electric cooperative owned by those it serves - the members. Today, SWEC continues this same business model to provide an improved quality of life through electricity throughout eleven counties in southwest Missouri totaling more than 41,000 services. The Cooperative leadership is made of a nine member board of directors elected by our members every year at the annual meeting of the members. These directors live on the Cooperative lines and serve as the foundation of local control.
5,421Miles of Power Lines