Electric Meter Replacement Project

What is the Electric Meter Replacement Project?

The Truckee Donner Public Utility District is replacing your existing meter with an industry-standard meter with improved performance.  The current meters are reaching the end of their useful life and will be replaced with industry-standard Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) electric meters, which are the most efficient and cost-effective electric meters available today.

The new meters will give customers secure access to their accounts and the ability to understand their electric usage, allowing for opportunities for conservation and energy efficiency.  The District will benefit by eliminating the need to drive by monthly to read meters and it will improve our response time to electric outages.  Both will increase reliability and provide more timely usage data.


Where are the Current Installs?

Please check the dates below for the current and upcoming weekly residential installs and overview map.

6/10/19:   Residential:  Tahoe Donner, Donner Lake, Prosser Lakeview, Sierra Meadow
                 Overview Map (no overview map, call Customer Service to inquire)

6/2/19:    Commercial:   Downtown   Overview Map

6/3/19:    Residential:    Tahoe Donner, Prosser, Donner Lake, Sierra Meadows  Overview Map

 5/22/19:   Residential:   Tahoe Donner, Donner Lake, Prosser Lakeview, Glenshire 
                  Overview Map  (dates updated to 5/22 - 5/31)

5/20/19:   Residential:   Tahoe Donner   Overview Map

5/19/19:    Commercial:   Gateway    Overview Map

5/13/19:    Residential:    Tahoe Donner   Overview Map

5/5/19:   Commercial:   Gateway   Overview Map

4/20/19:   Commercial:   Gateway   Overview Map


Questions?   Please contact Customer Service    (530) 587-3896.

When will this Project End?

This project has begun and will conclude by the end of 2019.  You will be notified when your meter is scheduled to be replaced and only be without power for a short time.

Will I be Notified Prior to Installation?

You will be notified by letter within 2 weeks of work in your neighborhood.  You will also receive a phone call 7 - 10 days before your meter is changed out so you may plan for a brief electric outage.



Are There Meter Panel Requirements for Homeowners?

The Truckee Donner Public Utility District has requirements for homeowners who choose to surround their meter panel with a decorative enclosure or recess their meter panel in a wall.  Following these requirements will ensure that the enclosure has the proper clearance to the TDPUD's meter and can be safely read and serviced by District staff.  Refer to pages 5 & 6 of the Electric Construction Standards for Decorative enclosure and recessed enclosure requirements.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about why your meter is being replaced or contact our Customer Service team (530) 587-3896.

For a Spanish version of this letter, please click here or pick up a hard copy at our Customer Service counter.

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