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 and Controls Technologies, Green Roofs, Large and Small Scale Solar, PV and Solar Heating/Cooling, Wind, Manufacturing, Waste to Energy and Recycling or Repurposing and more.
RMU is receiving the Renewable Energy Urban Initiative Award as a result of investments in solar and bio-gas energy solutions. Construction is underway on a 313KW Photovoltaic Solar Plant located at the water treatment facility. The City of Rochelle received a $500,000 grant from ICECF to fund the project