TDPUD to give away energy-saving LED lights to community |

TDPUD to give away energy-saving LED lights to community

TRUCKEE and#8212;-The Truckee Donner Public Utility District, 11570 Donner Pass Road, invites customers to swap out their inefficient holiday lights for energy-efficient LED (light emitting diode) lights free of charge beginning Monday, Nov. 23.

Customers are asked to bring in a copy of their TDPUD bill along with up to three strands of old incandescent holiday lights and the district will replace them with either one 66-foot or three 23-foot white or multicolor LED lights. These energy-efficient holiday lights save up to 98 percent on energy costs versus the old-style incandescent lights.

Last year, the LED light give away was a huge success with more than 500 customers participating in the program.

and#8220;Part of the TDPUDand#8217;s mandate is to reduce energy consumption, and these LEDs go a long way toward reaching that goal,and#8221; notes TDPUD general manager Michael Holley.

The holiday LED light giveaway is just one of a host of other conservation and rebate programs offered to residents and businesses through the TDPUD.

and#8220;Energy and water conservation lowers the districtand#8217;s costs, puts more money in customerand#8217;s pockets and helps move Truckee toward a sustainable energy and water future,and#8221; says Holley.

This yearand#8217;s LED Holiday Light Exchange program also includes other free light bulbs (CFLand#8217;s) and information on the districtand#8217;s energy and water savings programs. Customers should visit the TDPUD soon; the LED Holiday Light Exchange program is only available while supplies last.

The TDPUD is a nonprofit, publicly owned utility agency overseen by a locally elected board of directors. TDPUD provides the greater Truckee area with adequate, reliable and high quality water and power services while guiding the community to conserve resources. For more information about the TDPUD, call 587-3896 visit

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