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RMU News

February 8, 2016

RMU Service Code

The RMU Service Code goes into effect May 1, 2016 sharing construction requirements for residential and small commercial service.  RMU Service Code
Public Notice New Well and Elevated Water Storage Tank The City of Rochelle, Illinois recently began construction of a new drinking water well, known as Well 12, and a 750,000 gallon elevated water storage tank. The improvements are located on Hayes Road and include a well building, well pump and nearly 6,000…
Since the high winds started yesterday, RMU customers have experience one power outage in the Hillcrest area. At approximately 2:04 am an electric feeder was opened. Tree damage from the high winds appeared to be the cause. Power was restored to all customers by 5:23 am. Tree trimmers have been…
The 600 Block of South 1st Street is closed on November 3 for the completion of underground water repairs.  Please use caution while traveling in this area.
To view the presentation, click below: PLMA Presentation
The 600 Block of South 1st Street will be closed on Monday November 2 and possibly November 3 for an RMU Water repair. Residents and motorist are reminded to pay special attention to the advance warning signage, road closed barricades and other temporary traffic control devices within the work zone.
RMU has created a partnership with Rochelle’s local HVAC contractors and two product vendors Bes-Tech and REGEN for a Roof Top Unit Add-on Incentive program. RMU will rebate up to $3,680 of the cost of the Bes-Tech’s Digi-RTU add-on for RTU’s of sizes 1-20 ton. For the REGEN product RMU…
To view the full presentation, click below: Electric Enterprise Resources & Rate Structure Presentation
As part of receiving a $50,000 grant from APPA DEED, RMU was invited to present the project at the APPA Regional Conference in Austin Tuesday October 20th. This is the presentation RMU delivered at this prestigious nationwide American Public Power Association Conference. It was received in high regards as being…
Phase 1 of the electrical system infrastructure upgrade is currently in progress. Some areas will receive new wires, either overhead or underground and others will receive utility pole replacements. Rochelle Municipal Utilities wants the community to be aware that there will be RMU utility workers in the residential neighborhoods, mostly…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 4-10, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 48 million Americans. “Public Power Week celebrates the reliable, affordable electricity RMU provides to our community,” said RMU Customer Service Supervisor Barbara Bell. “Public power…
Judge Pallmeyer issued her ruling on the motion to remand and motions to dismiss yesterday afternoon August 13th.
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is pleased to announce successful integration with the Regional Transmission Operator PJM. This is the final step in concluding the activities that are required for the earlier press release regarding the successful order from FERC as to RMU’s annual Transmission Tariff. According to Dan Westin of RMU:…
City Manager David Plyman is pleased to announce his appointment of Jason Bird as the Superintendent of Rochelle Municipal Utilities’ Electric Department. Bird comes to Rochelle after serving the City of Princeton, Illinois as its Superintendent of Electric and Telecommunications since 2007. Bird will officially join the City of Rochelle…
On Wednesday, 7/8/2015 at approximately 5:41 am, power went out in the Southview area. The outage was due to a squirrel chewing on a line which opened a feeder at the substation. 856 customers were affected. Power was restored to all customers by 6:45 am. If you have any questions…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is pleased to announce the receipt of a FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) Order for its Transmission Tariff. Rochelle Municipal Utility applied on April 7th 2015 for a tariff for its 20 miles of 138 kV transmission assets. The tariff allows for $ 1.2 Million per year…
RMU's new generators by the Caron Rd Substation had their real induction today during the summer season's first peak day. The 6 MW generators started up perfectly and provided peak shaving during the critical hours of 2 pm to 5 pm per the peak alert from the electric power region.…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAttn:  News Director                                 Contact: Barbara BellDate:6/11/2015                                          (815) 562-4155 RMU offers $100 Incentive for Learning and/or Remote Management ThermostatsRochelle, IL - RMU is now offering a $100 incentive when a qualified learning and/or remote management thermostat is purchased.  Learning thermostats can learn from your behaviors, allow you to control…
Click here to view the updated residential seasonal rates effective July 1st 2015
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is one of 191 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation from the American Public Power Association for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Kenneth Stone, energy services and accounting…