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NV Energy Transmission Outages

Post Date:06/14/2019

Media Contact: Steven Poncelet
Truckee Donner PUD




For Immediate Release

NV Energy Transmission Outages Impacting TDPUD Customers


TDPUD working with NV Energy to address numerous outages impacting Truckee during last two months


Truckee, Calif. (June 13, 2019) – Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) does not generate electric power locally and relies on NV Energy for transmission services.  Over the last two months, there has been a decline in NV Energy transmission reliability resulting in numerous intermittent and longer-term electric outages; primarily in Tahoe Donner and Donner Lake but also impacting Glenshire and other areas.

Power outages are a fact of life and all electric systems, including TDPUD and NV Energy, experience weather and equipment related outages.  Given the unusual number of recent outages, however, TDPUD’s management has been seeking a solution from NV Energy regarding the decline in reliability.  NV Energy has work planned during the last two weeks of July, which should address the equipment related transmission outages.

“TDPUD takes electric system reliability very seriously and we have invested significant resources to prevent power outages,” said Joe Horvath, TDPUD electric utility director. “We are working very closely with NV Energy to help them implement a solution as soon as possible.”

Power outages do happen and we all need to be prepared.  If you have questions about the causes of your power outages, call TDPUD at 530-587-3896 during regular business hours.  For current outage information, visit and click the “outages” button on the homepage.

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 not-for-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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