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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…
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A power outage is scheduled for Tuesday, 4/28/2015. The outage will begin at 9:00 am and will last for approximately 3 to 4 hours. The affected area will be from the north border of Bethel Road to the south border of Route 38. The west border is Brooklyn Road and…
On Wednesday, April 8, 2015 weather permitting; RMU Water Operators will repair a water main break and customers in the 500, 600, and 700 blocks of North 11th Street will be affected. In order to perform the work, the water will be turned off and a precautionary boil order will…
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…