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Truckee Donner PUD gives away free LED holiday lights to customers

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Thanksgiving leftovers hit the refrigerator and the holiday season is in full swing and#8212; just check out any local store and youand#8217;ll see holiday wares on display. It also means many people will pull down the holiday decoration boxes and string up the holiday lights. If you have strands of old holiday lights, swap them out for free energy efficient LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights at the Truckee Donner Public Utility District. The swap-out begins on Monday, Nov. 29 at the TDPUD office , 11570 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Customers may take in a copy of their TDPUD electric bill with up to three strands of old incandescent holiday lights and the TDPUD 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.

Part of the TDPUDand#8217;s mandate is to reduce energy consumption, and the LED holiday lights help achieve that goal. 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; said general manager Michael 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. For more information on the TDPUD Holiday Light Exchange Program, call 530-582-3931 or visit

The TDPUD is a nonprofit, publicly owned utility agency overseen by a locally elected board of directors. TDPUD provides the greater Truckee area with reliable and high quality water and power services while guiding the community to conserve resources. For more information about the TDPUD, call 530-587-3896 visit

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