The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to reducing the impacts of hydropower generation through the certification of hydropower projects that have avoided or reduced their environmental impacts pursuant to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute’s criteria.

LIHI’s Certification Program encourages a range of benefits associated with healthy rivers and enables low impact projects to access renewable energy markets.


LIHI was featured on a webinar panel presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.  The webinar, presented by CESA’s State-Federal RPS Collaborative, explores the role and treatment of hydropower in RPS across the country.   Click here to view!

Did you miss us our panel discussion on Renewable Energy Markets at HydroVision International 2015 in Portland, Oregon on Friday – July 17, 2015? Click here.

For a presentation on the LIHI program and the role in green markets, please watch Low Impact Hydropower, a Pathway to Green Markets from Center for Resource Solutions on Vimeo.

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