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, 2018
|Domestic Electric Rates: Permanent Residents, Rate P10|
|Customer Charge per month||$ 11.35|
|Energy Charge per kilowatt-hour||$ 0.132|
|Domestic Electric Rates: Non-Permanent Residents, Rate S10|
|Customer Charge per month||$ 11.35|
|Energy Charge per kilowatt-hour||$ 0.151|
|Small Commercial Rates <50KW, Rate 15|
|Customer Charge per month||$ 21.99|
|Energy Charge per kilowatt-hour||$ 0.159|
|Medium Commercial Rates 50KW, Rate 20|
|Customer Charge per month||$ 219.63|
|Energy Charge per kilowatt-hour||$ 0.100|
|Demand Charge per kilowatt of demand||$ 12.86|
Large Commercial Rates>200KW, Rate 25
|Customer Charge per month||$ 963.37|
|Energy Charge per kilowatt-hour||$ 0.097|
|Demand Charge per kilowatt of demand||$ 12.29|
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.
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.
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 RP3 designation 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 www.publicpower.org/rp3.
 RP3® is a registered service mark of APPA.
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.