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Due to construction in the area, a boil order has been issued for the 300 & 400 blocks of South 3rd Street.  
For details, visit the WKMS website: News Story
How The Solar Plant Makes Money for Rochelle
Topic presentation: "How electric vehicles and renewable energy will interact together through the grid" Presenter:Kevin B. Martin, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorNorthern Illinois UniversityDepartment of TechnologyFaculty Associate, Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy Where: RMU Technology Center - 910 Technology Parkway - Rochelle Just north of Petro from 38.…
February 1, 2015

Weekend Outage Update

On Saturday, 1/31/15 at 6:20 pm, a power outage occurred at part of the Caron Road Substation. The outage was due to a failed circuit switcher insulator. Approximately 3,874 customers were affected. By 6:49 pm, power was restored to 3,064 customers. The remaining customers had their power restored by 7:24…
On January 5th 2015, a production well located by Flagg Road experienced equipment issues and was taken out of service. The well is now functioning. Customers may still experience a discoloration in the water. However the water discoloration will begin to decrease over time. The water is still safe for…
Hot Chocolate and Cookies at Beacon on the Green January 27th 3:30 pm According to Websters:sus•tain•able - able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed- involving methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources- able to last or continue for a long time •…
On January 5, 2015, a production well located by Flagg Road experienced equipment issues and was taken out of service. Repairs are in process and the well is expected to be back in service on January 15, 2015. Customers may experience a discoloration in the water, but it is safe…
The City of Rochelle, in partnership with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA), is again offering a scholarship competition program for eligible high school seniors. Each eligible applicant is asked to submit an application and an essay of 500 words or less addressing their choice of one of five utility-related…
Rating Update: Moody's Affirms A3 rating on the City of Rochelle's (IL) ElectricSystem Revenue Bonds; Outlook StableGlobal Credit Research - 22 Dec 2014$12.4 million of rated debt affectedROCHELLE (CITY OF) IL ELECTRIC ENTERPRISEElectric Distribution and Generation NEW YORK, December 22, 2014 --Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the A3 rating on…
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requires that all water systems in the State of Illinois have an effective Cross Connection Control Program. Cross connections within the public water supply are a serious concern, as they can allow contaminants or pollutants to enter the public water system through what is…
RMU is introducing a new interactive voice response system to better serve our customers. The system is an automated telephony system that interacts with callers, gathers information and routes calls to the appropriate recipient. During normal business hours, the RMU Customer Service Representatives will still be available to answer calls.…
November 30, 2014

Breif Outage December 1

At approximately 12:18 pm today, a contractor performing maintenance testing on breakers in the Caron Road substation inadvertently opened a breaker that de-energized transformer number 5. This interrupted service to approximately 840 customers in the south and west service area. Service was restored at 12:27 pm. If you have any…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is pleased to announce the completion of the 312kW Photovoltaic Solar Plant, located at the Water Treatment Facility in Rochelle. In the Spring of 2014, RMU was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to fund construction of the Solar Plant. ICECF provides…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is pleased to announce the donation of a Solar technology demonstration unit to the Rochelle Township high School (RTHS). Rochelle Municipal Utility has had a long standing relationship with educational institutions and has provided safety seminars as well as energy savings seminars to the schools in its…
RMU is warning customers about a possible telephone scam. The phone calls appear to be part of a scam designed to obtain personal information and/or money from customers. The calls are not authorized by RMU. In the reported instances, customers are told they are behind on their electric bill and…
Rochelle Municipal Utilities is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 5-11, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 47 million Americans. "Public Power Week celebrates Rochelle Municipal Utilities, reliable, affordable electricity for our community," said Joe Orlikowski, Electric Superintendent. Public power puts the…
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Rochelle Municipal Utilities has been selected as a recipient of this year's Northern Illinois Renewable Energy Summit & Expo's "Leadership by Example" award. This recognition is meant to highlight area individuals, businesses, organizations, and Municipalities that have implemented renewable energy projects and practices in Transportation, Utility Scale Generation, Building Integration…
The Rochelle Municipal Utilities 5kv conversion underground electrical project is underway. Residents have likely noticed our contractor, Utility Dynamics with equipment and construction in utility easements throughout back yards over the past several weeks and work will continue as weather permits in the coming months. The 5kv project is a…