Generator-1-resizeHarrington Park, New Jersey (April 17, 2014) – On March 28, 2014, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) received an application for a third term of Low Impact Certification of the Vine Street Hydroelectric Project, FERC No. 11509, located on the South Santiam River, in the state of Oregon. The current Certificate term is scheduled to expire on May 4, 2014. Due to administrative backlog, the Executive Director has extended the term of the Vine Street project to July 31, 2014, in order to allow time to review the application.

We encourage public comments on this application. Specifically, we are interested in knowing whether you think the Vine Street Hydroelectric Project continues to meet our LIHI criteria. Comments must be received at the Institute on or before 5 pm Eastern time on June 17, 2014 to be considered. Please review the program and criteria in greater detail and then review the Project’s 2014 application materials posted below. Please click HERE  for the full application posting and the 2014 questionnaire.