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90K Rebate Awarded to Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

Post Date:02/22/2018

 Media Contact: Steven Poncelet
Truckee Donner PUD

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For Immediate Release

Truckee Donner PUD Awards $90K Rebate to Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

Supports Schools’ Efforts to Save Energy and Money

Truckee, Calif. (February 21, 2018) – The Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) recently awarded the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) $90,000 in energy efficiency rebates to support school projects.  TTUSD celebrated this rebate with a check presentation at their February 7 board of education meeting.

The TDPUD’s rebate allowed TTUSD to complete energy efficiency and lighting retrofit projects at the Joerger Drive maintenance building and parking lot, Sierra High School, and Alder Creed Middle School.  The project is expected to save 174,500 kilowatt-hours annually, equating to over $30,000 saved on electricity costs per year.

“Truckee Donner PUD’s board and staff are very happy to continue our ongoing partnership with the school district to pursue cost-effective energy and water conservation opportunities,” said Lauren Schaake-Hudson, TDPUD program manager. “These energy efficiency projects are great for the environment and will also save the schools money for years to come.”

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

About Truckee Donner PUD:

TDPUD is a public utility district created in 1927 and overseen by a locally elected board of directors. TDPUD is a non-profit entity that 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 TDPUD, call 530-587-3896 or visit

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Pictured L to R: TTUSD Superintendent Chief Learning Officer Rob Leri, TTUSD Dianna Driller, TTUSD Board Member Cris Hennessey, TTUSD Board President Kim Szczurek,  TDPUD Program Manager Lauren Schaake-Hudson, TDPUD Conservation Specialist Kristen Baumbach, TTUSD Board Clerk Gaylan Larson, TTUSD Sustainability and Project Supervisor Anna Klovstad


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