RMU Celebrates Public Power Week October 6-12

RMU Celebrates Public Power Week October 6-12

Rochelle, Illinois, October 3, 2013– Rochelle Municipal Utilities is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 6-12, along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities that collectively provide electricity on a not-for-profit basis to 47 million Americans.

“We who work for public power know how much RMU benefits Rochelle as a system governed and operated by the very customers we serve. As Rochelle’s public power utility, we are absolutely dedicated to providing top-notch service and the lowest rates possible,” said Joe Orlikowski, Superintendent of the RMU Electric Division.

Public Power Week is a national, annual event sponsored in conjunction with the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Washington, D.C. APPA is the service organization for community- and state-owned electric utilities.

“We are proud to have served Rochelle for 120 years,” Superintendent Orlikowski said. “RMU is a driving force for the community’s economic vitality, and it’s important for us to tell Rochelle how valuable we are as a local resource.” “We continue to find ways to deliver electricity reliably, safely and with special attention to the environment,” said Orlikowski.

RMU was created in 1893. Today we have 46 employees and serve 5,938 residential customers and over 1,400 commercial and industrial customers. RMU is Public Power, an American Tradition that works.