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Truckee Donner Public Utility District - Energy Conservation Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/09/2012
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Amount:Clothes Washers: $100
Refrigerators/Freezers: $100
Dishwashers: $100
Electric Water Heaters: $2/gallon
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $200/ton
Lighting (Residential): $2/fluorescent bulb
Lighting (Commercial): 1/3 of project costs
Building Envelope Leakage Test: $75/test per dwelling
Building Envelope Leakage Sealing: $250/dwelling (up to 50% of cost)
Central Forced-Air Distribution System/Ducts Leakage Test: $75/test
Central Forced-Air Distribution System/Ducts Leakage Sealing: $250 (up to 50% of cost)
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $200/ton
Maximum Incentive:Lighting (Residential): see program web site
Lighting (Commercial): $10,000
Equipment Requirements:All appliances must meet Energy Star criteria
Web Site:

Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) offers incentives for customers to improve the energy efficiency of homes and businesses. Participants must be a TDPUD electric customer (and water customer for incentives for clothes washers) to participate. Rebates are available for:

  • Energy Star refrigerators 
  • Energy Star clothes washers 
  • Energy Star dishwashers 
  • Electric water heaters 
  • Geothermal heat pumps  
  • Building energy tests and mitigation

For more information on this program, visit the program website or contact the utility directly.

  Scott Terrell
Truckee Donner Public Utility District
PO Box 309
11570 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96160
Phone: (530) 582-3963
Phone 2: (530) 587-3896
Web Site:
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