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$44K Rebate Awarded to Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

Post Date:03/08/2017 4:39 PM

 TTUSD Big Check presentation photo

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Media Contact: Steven Poncelet
Truckee Donner PUD

For Immediate Release

Truckee Donner PUD Awards $44K Rebate to Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

Truckee, Calif. (March 2, 2017) – The Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) recently awarded the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) $44,049.08 in energy efficiency rebates to support school projects. TTUSD celebrated this rebate with a check presentation at their March 1 Board of Education meeting.

The TDPUD’s rebate, combined with the Proposition 39 funds, allowed TTUSD to replace more than 500 fluorescent light fixtures with LED EvoKit fixtures that include SpaceWise controls and use 45 percent less energy than the traditional fluorescent fixtures. The SpaceWise technologies - that include daylight harvesting, motion sensing, and diming controls - save TTUSD an additional 17 percent by using only power that is needed.

"We are delighted to present the school district with this rebate check," said Lauren Schaake-Hudson, TDPUD conservation program administrator. "This cost-effective energy efficiency project will save the schools a lot of money for years."

The school district expects an $8,884 annual savings in electrical use for the 20-year life from these upgraded light fixtures.

TTUSD’s Superintendent Chief Learning Officer Rob Leri stated, "We are extremely appreciative of our strong partnership with the Truckee Donner PUD. They understand the importance of environmental stewardship in our district and their tremendous support has helped us be successful in our sustainability programs. Not only does this provide our school district with financial savings but it also provides a teaching opportunity for our scholars."

To find out more about the TDPUD’s conservation rebates and programs, go to

About Truckee Donner PUD:

The Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) is a non-profit, publicly owned utility agency created in 1927 and overseen by a locally elected board of directors. TDPUD provides the greater Truckee area with reliable and high quality water and power services while guiding the community to conserve resources. For more information about the TDPUD, call 530-587-3896 or visit

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