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Pending Application – New Home Dam, MA

May 5th, 2017 by

Lexington, Mass. (Sept. 22, 2017) – On August 18, 2017, the New Home Dam Low Impact Certification decision became final. New Home Dam is now LIHI Certification #136. Lexington, Mass. (July 17, 2017) – On July 17, 2017, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the New Home Dam project. The…
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Job Opening: Certification Program Director

April 24th, 2017 by

The Certification Program Director at the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) will manage the organization’s low-impact certification program. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Certification Program Director will interface with potential applicants and existing certificate holders, provide technical expertise with regard to completing applications, be responsible for accurate certificate condition tracking and fee setting. The…
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April 27, 2017 – Preliminary Decision – Re-certfication of LIHI Certificate #22 – Black Bear Lake, AK

April 27th, 2017 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (April 27, 2017) – LIHI has issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Black Bear Lake Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-10440) satisfies the LIHI Certification Criteria. As provided for in Section 4.2.5 of the LIHI 2nd Edition Handbook, the Preliminary Certification Decision, along with the Application Reviewer’s report and (if prepared) report of…
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LIHI Pending Application – Recertification of LIHI Certificate #88 – Collins, MA

April 25th, 2017 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (April 25, 2017) – The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for a new term of Low Impact Certification for the Collins Hydroelectric project. The 1,480 KW Collins project located on the Chicopee River between Ludlow and Wilbraham, Massachusetts. The 2017 application materials can be found at the bottom of…
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LIHI Pending Application – Re-certification of LIHI Certificate #89 – Holyoke, MA

April 21st, 2017 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (April 21, 2017) – The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for a new term of Low Impact Certification for the Holyoke Hydroelectric project. The 2017 application materials can be found at the bottom of the page HERE. Holyoke Dam, the first dam on the main stem of the Connecticut River…
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April 21, 2017 – Preliminary Decision – Re-certification of LIHI Certificate #72 – Automatic, ME

April 19th, 2017 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (April 21, 2017) – On April 18, 2017, LIHI issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Automatic Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-2555) satisfies the LIHI Certification Criteria. The certification includes three facility-specific conditions, as follows: Condition 1: The Owner shall complete water quality sampling during summer 2017 under a study plan approved in…
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April 21, 2017 – Preliminary Decision – Re-certification of LIHI Certificate #77 – Winooski 8, VT

April 19th, 2017 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (April 21, 2017) – On April 18, 2017, LIHI issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Winooski No. 8 Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-6470) continues to satisfy the LIHI Certification Criteria. As provided for in Section 4.2.5 of the LIHI 2nd Edition Handbook, the Preliminary Certification Decision, along with the Application Reviewer’s…
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April 11, 2017 – Final Certification of Buffalo River Hydroelectric Project, Idaho

April 11th, 2017 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (April 11, 2017) – On March 8, 2017, LIHI Executive Director, Shannon Ames, announced a Preliminary Certification that the Buffalo River Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 1413) satisfies the LIHI Certification Criteria. The Buffalo River certification includes the following condition: Condition 1. The Owner shall consult the USGS and HFF on how best to…
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April 5, 2017 – Preliminary Decision – Certification of Byron Weston Project, MA

April 5th, 2017 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (April 5, 2017) – On April 4, 2017, LIHI Executive Director Shannon Ames announced a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Byron Weston Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 13583) satisfies the LIHI Certification Criteria. The Byron Weston certification includes the following condition: Condition 1. The owner shall complete the Wheel Turbine Relocation Plan and notice FERC and LIHI…
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March 30, 2017 – Final Certification of Dog River Hydroelectric Project, Vermont

March 30th, 2017 by

March 30, 2017:  On February 6, 2017, LIHI Executive Director Shannon Ames announced a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Dog River Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-6757) satisfies the LIHI Certification Criteria.  The Dog River certification includes the following conditions: Condition 1. During the term of LIHI certification, a minimum flow of 20 cfs, or inflow if less,…
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