Southwest Electric Cooperative Inc

"Owned By Those We Serve."

Southwest Electric Cooperative is a community-focused organization led by our members.

Founded in 1939 by local people who understood the needs of our rural communities.‚Äč Today, we work to distribute affordable, reliable, and safe energy to parts of eleven counties in southwest Missouri totaling about 41,500 services. We continue to be led by our members as we belong to the communities we serve. A nine-member board of directors, elected by our members every year at our annual meeting, serve as the foundation of local control.

Missouri's 3-Tiered System

Missouri's electric cooperatives work together to efficiently deliver affordable, reliable and safe energy to the rural communities we serve.

1 Electricity is generated through a diverse mix of resources owned and operated by Associated Electric Cooperative based in Springfield, Missouri.

That electricity is transmitted from AECI's generation resources to substations by two transmission cooperatives, KAMO Power Electric Cooperative based in Vinita, Oklahoma and Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative based in Marshfield, Missouri, that serve SWEC's system.

That electricity is then distributed from the substations to services throughout SWEC's service territory. Southwest Electric Cooperative, Inc., is a distribution cooperative.

Southwest Electric Cooperative's Departments

Billing/Member Services


Human Resources

Accounts Payable

Capital Credits


Call us at 800-262-0326 or  Contact Us