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.

Rates - Renewable - Reliability

Electric Commercial & Residential Rates

Commercial customers are charged based on actual electrical use recorded on an electric meter.  Currently, one rate for each class of customer determined by monthly power use and/or peak monthly demand is offered.  More rate options are being investigated.

Residential customers are charged based on actual electrical use recorded on an electric meter.

Electric Rate Ordinance 2016-02 became effective on January 1, 2017, setting rates for 2017 through 2019.

The current electric rates in effect as of January 1, 2019

Domestic Electric Rates: Permanent Residents, Rate P10
Customer Charge per month $ 14.10
Energy Charge per kilowatt-hour $ 0.132


Domestic Electric Rates: Non-Permanent Residents, Rate S10 
Customer Charge per month   $ 14.10
Energy Charge per kilowatt-hour  $ 0.151


Small Commercial Rates <50KW, Rate 15
Customer Charge per month  $ 27.32
Energy Charge per kilowatt-hour  $ 0.159


Medium Commercial Rates 50KW, Rate 20
Customer Charge per month  $ 272.84
Energy Charge per kilowatt-hour  $ 0.103
Demand Charge per kilowatt of demand   $ 12.86


Large Commercial Rates>200KW, Rate 25

Customer Charge per month $ 1,196.79 
Energy Charge per kilowatt-hour $ 0.097
Demand Charge per kilowatt of demand $ 12.29 




Electric Facilities, Connection & Misc Fees

Electric Facilities Fees Ordinance No. 2008-03

Electric Connection Fees Ordinance No. 2018-01

The fees that were approved to be implemented September 1, 2018 are effective until January 1, 2020, when the next step will go into effect, plus the inflation adjustment.

Misc Fee Schedule

What is the Renewable Portfolio Standard?

The Renewable Portfolio Standard is a requirement that the governing body implement and enforce a renewable portfolio standard to encourage renewable resourdes.  The Truckee Donner Public Utility District's Board defines which renewable resources, the percentage and the goal for this standard.

What is a Reliable Public Power Provider?

The Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation, which last for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key areas: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement.  Criteria within each category are based on sound business practices and represent a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable deliver of electricity.

Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) is one of 240 of the nation's more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the RPdesignation from the American Public Power Association.  TDPUD first achieved a gold designation in 2015 and has now improved to the platinum designation.

APPA is a national organization representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community- and state-owned electric utilities. It is located near Washington, DC, and more information about APPA and the RP3 program can be found at

[1] RP3® is a registered service mark of APPA.

TDPUD Carbon Free Resources & Opportunities?

In procuring electric resources, the Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) strives to balance the benefits of rates, environment/carbon, and reliability.  TDPUD must also comply with numerous California State mandates including achieving a 50% renewable portfolio standard (RPS) by 2030.

To vet potential sources of electricity, the TDPUD participates in the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) Resource Project which evaluates new electric resources and technologies and makes recommendations for procurements to it public power members.  TDPUD's existing wind project (Horse Butte) and new heat-recovery project (Veyo) came out of this process.

The TDPUD has made great strides to introduce carbon free resources into our electric resource portfolio and to diversify our resource mix.  TDPUD, today, procures more than 50% carbon free resources, well ahead of the California mandates, while maintaining stable and competitive electric rates. 

TDPUD's Electric Resource Portfolio