Harrington Park, New Jersey (October 21, 2015) – The Low Impact Hydropower Institute received a complete application for a new term of Low Impact Certification for the West Springfield Hydroelectric project on October 21, 2015. The application materials can be found HERE.
LIHI is seeking public comment on this application. Specifically, we are interested in knowing whether you think the West Springfield project continues to meet the LIHI Low Impact Certification Criteria. Please review the program and criteria in LIHI’s revised Handbook and then review the Project’s 2015 application materials posted on the project page. Comments that are directly tied to specific LIHI criteria (flows, water quality, fish passage, etc.) will be most helpful, but all comments will be considered. Comments may be submitted to the Institute by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with “West Springfield Project Comments” in the subject line, or by mail addressed to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, PO Box 194, Harrington Park, New Jersey 07640. Comments must be received at the Institute on or before 5 pm Eastern time on December 21, 2015 to be considered. All comments will be posted to the web site and the applicant will have an opportunity to respond. Any response will also be posted.