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 manager at Braintree Electric Light Department of Braintree, Mass., and executive committee member of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designees on May 18 during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Sacramento, CA.
The RP3 designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria within each category are based on sound business practices and represent a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. The RP3 designation now lasts for three years (up from two), so the 97 utilities that earned the designation this year join the 94 that received it last year for a total of 191.
“Utilities that have earned APPA’s RP3 designation are implementing best practices for the industry, and are a testament to public power’s commitment to serving their community,” said Stone.
“We’re honored to receive the RP3 designation,” said David Plyman, City Manager. “Our utility staff puts in a lot of hard work to serve this community. RP3 represents a much appreciated recognition of this hard work.”
This is the tenth year that RP3 recognition has been offered. APPA is the national organization representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community- and state- owned electric utilities. It is located in Arlington, VA.
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 the east border is Queens Road. Approximately 250 customers will be affected.
The power outage is due to relocating the overhead poles and wires associated with the road improvements at the intersection of Flagg Road and Center Road.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the RMU Customer Service office at 815-562-4155.
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 be issued. Water service will be interrupted from approximately 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
Customers in the affected area will be given notice when the boil order begins and when it is over. The customers affected by the shutdown should boil all water used for drinking and cooking for a minimum of five minutes before use.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the RMU Customer Service office at 815-562-4155.
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 electric vehicles and renewable energy will interact together through the grid"
Kevin B. Martin, Ph.D.
Northern Illinois University
Department of Technology
Faculty 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. First right going north after Holiday inn.
Please RSVP to Dan Westin at 815-561-2050 or
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 pm.
On Sunday, 2/1/2015 at 8:40 am, 7 customers along Mulford Road were without power due to a burnt phase. Power was restored by 11:15 am.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the RMU Customer Service office at 815-562-4155.