Carbon Free Resources & Opportunities

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In procuring electric resources, the Truckee Donner PUD 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 its 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.  Click here for details on TDPUD’s electric resource portfolio.

New Opportunity:  UAMPS Carbon Free Power Project (SMR, Small Modular Nuclear Reactor)

The latest project being evaluated by UAMPS is the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP).  This project is being considered to replace base-load fossil fuel resources that make up a portion of UAMP’s members electricity.

The CFPP uses state-of-the-art Small Modular Reactor (SMR) nuclear technology which is designed to be the safest and most cost-effective nuclear technology available today.  Click here for details on the UAMPS CFPP and the SMR technology being considered.

Click here for details on information on TDPUD’s process and efforts to date to evaluate this potential new carbon free electric resource.

TDPUD wants to hear from you regarding our Carbon Free Resources and the opportunity to participate in the UAMPS Carbon Free Power Project using small modular reactor nuclear technology.  Please tell us what you think by contacting Steven Poncelet, stevenponcelet@tdpud.org, 530-582-3951.

 

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