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Residential Rebates, Programs & Forms

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The Truckee Donner Public Utility District is committed to conservation in our community!   We offer a wide range of cost-effective residential energy and water savings programs for qualifying customers and subject to program availability. 

General Information:

Rebate applications must be received within 90 days of purchase or contractor invoice date.   Following approval, rebates will be issued as a "credit" on the qualifying customers TDPUD utility bill with 3rd Party payments issued by check.  Both methods of payment will be issued within 6-8 weeks of receipt of completed rebate applications.  The Rebate Program Rules and Requirements / Terms and Conditions are listed on each application.   Please read these carefully prior to submitting your rebate.

Submit Application To:

email:  TDPUD Conservation Dept, 11570 Donner Pass Road, Truckee Ca  96161   
fax:      530-550-1968

*Submit a Rebate Online*     (step-by-step instructions) 

Energy Rebates
Light Bulbs
Building Efficiency 
Ground Source Heat Pump 


Appliance Rebates

Clothes Washer


Refrigerator Recycle

Call the Truckee Hometown SEARS store for pickup. Call (530)550-0110 or visit 12047 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

Water Rebates

Water-Efficient Toilets

Water Leak Repairs

Clothes Washer

Toilet Exchange
approval form

Irrigation Efficiency
tune-up checklist

Other Programs


Residential Energy Survey


Income Qualified
Energy Savings Program
            English    Spanish


Patricia S. Sutton Conservation Garden



For more information, contact Kristen Baumbach :530-582-3962 or Customer Service: 530-587-3896 or email   

Program Overview:

Light Bulbs

Encourages customers to replace screw-in or plug in incandescent and halogen light bulbs with energy efficient lighting by providing the following incentives:

$2 rebate per non-energy Star LED
$5 rebate per LED

(Limit rebate up to 25 bulbs independent of type)


Provides an incentive of $5 per square foot of window to replace qualifying single-pane or dual-pane windows with thermally efficient windows. Primary heating source must be a permanent electric space heating system. Dual-pane windows must be over 20 years old.  New windows must meet Energy Star specifications for Northern-Central Climate zone or equivalent.

Building Efficiency

Provides an incentive of up to $75 each for building envelope and/or duct air leakage test and up to $250 each for building envelope or duct leakage mitigation. Rebate not to exceed 50% of project cost

  • Mitigation rebates require test in and test out
  • Rebate application must include test results

Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP)

GSHP’s (also known as geothermal heat pumps) use the earth’s natural heat to provide heating, cooling, and often, water heating.   TDPUD offers a rebate of $200 per ton.  Contact the program administrator for additional details.

Refrigerator Recycle Rebate Program

Promotes the recycling of older, working refrigerators and freezers by providing customers with free pick-up and a $30 rebate.   Contact Truckee Hometown SEARS store for a pickup.  Call:  (530) 550-0110 or visit 12047 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee.

Residential Appliance

Encourages customers to purchase energy efficient appliances by providing increasing incentives for more efficient appliances as identified by Energy Star and the Consortium of Energy Efficiency (CEE).  Rebates range from $75 to $125


                Energy Star/CEE Tier



(larger than 7.75 cu. ft.)

                            ES/Tier 1                             


Tier 2


Tier 3





Clothes Washer

ES/Tier 1


Clothes Washer (He)

Tier 2


Tier 3




Water-Efficient Toilet Rebate

Encourages customers to replace high-water use toilets with low water use toilets by providing increasing incentives for more efficient toilets.  Rebates range from $25 to $125.  Limit 3 toilets per service address.

 Existing                         New                     Rebate    (up to)
 3 GPF  1.28 GPF or dual flush


 1.6 GPF  1.28 GPF or dual flush  $25




*Rebate not to exceed cost of equipment

Customer Water Leak Rebate

Provides up to $200 of incentive to help customers locate and repair a water leak. Rebate incentive will not exceed the cost of repair. Requires the use of a licensed professional.

HE (High Efficiency) Clothes Washer Water Rebate

Provides a $50 incentive to customers who purchase a qualifying  CEE Tier 2 or CEE Tier 3 high water efficiency clothes washer.  This is in addition to any applicable energy rebate.

*Eligibility:  must be a water customer

    Water-Efficient Toilet Exchange

    Encourages customers to replace high-water use toilets with low water use toilets by offering a free toilet exchange or the option to apply a credit towards the purchase of any toilet carried by the exchange vendor that meets the program rules.  Toilet exchange is conducted during regular business hours at a local toilet vendor.  Qualified customers bring their high-water use toilets to the local vendor and receive a toilet kit (tank, bowl, wax ring, seat & hardware).  The local vendor then disposes of the old toilet.

    Qualified Income - Energy Savings Program (ESP)

    The goal of this program is to not only provide one-time financial assistance to our income qualified customers, but to also provide FREE energy saving measures that save money on energy costs every month. To qualify for the program, you must be a TDPUD electric rate payer and a primary resident.  Applicants must be approved under another local organization's income qualified program or provide documentation of a 25% loss of income.  Call the Family Resource Center of  Truckee to qualify for the program at 530-587-2513.  

    FREE Residential Energy Survey  (RES)

    Learn how home comfort & energy efficiency go hand-in-hand.  An energy surveyor will come to your home to conduct a visual survey.  Based on what you need, they will provide you with FREE products to help you start saving immediately! Products may include up to 24 energy efficient light bulbs. 7 types of CFLs and up to 2 LEDs, low-flow showerheads, sink aerators, weather stripping, door sweeps and hot water pipe insulation.  Installation of up to 24 light bulbs and 2 showerheads is included.   Call to schedule an appointment.  530-587-3896

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