Truckee Donner PUD 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. TDPUD has been seeking a solution from NV Energy. 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 our outage management page.

New Construction

Residential New Construction

In order to initiate the water approval process, please complete the 

Single Family Residence Project Data Sheet (Note: Water System Engineering response letter needed to move forward)

The checklist below lists the required forms to complete the remainder of the application process: 

Residential New Construction Checklist

The current residential electric and water connection & facilities fees are included in the document below:

Residential Electric & Water Connection & Facilities Fees


New Commercial & Development Projects

Each development is handled on a first-come first serve basis.  The Developer is encouraged to provide the necessary application to District staff as soon as possible to facilitate a timely response.  The application must be completed by the Developer and returned to the District with appropriate deposits and plans for preliminary review.  This initiates the agreement process.

Application for Construction

Contact the District's Contract Administrator if you have any questions. 

Commercial Tenant Improvement Projects

The Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) is responsible for reviewing commercial tenant improvements as a part of the Town of Truckee's permitting process.  The TDPUD's Electric and Water Engineers will review the project scope with regards to changes or impacts to the existing services.  To begin the review process, complete the form below and email it to the District's Contract Administrator.

TDPUD Building Permit Response Request Form