Low Impact Hydropower Institute

The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to: 1) set criteria for characterizing hydropower facilities that are low impact; 2) conduct a program to certify that hydropower facilities meet these criteria; and 3) make information about the impacts of hydropower available to the public.

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


What's New at LIHI

November 28, 2022

Preliminary Decision – Recertification of Upper Raquette River Project, LIHI #14A, NY

November 28, 2022: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved the Upper Raquette River Project (LIHI #14A) located on the Raquette River in New […]
November 16, 2022

Pelton Round Butte Project, LIHI #25 – Complete Application Received

November 16, 2022: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has received a complete recertification application from Portland General Electric and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm […]
November 10, 2022

Preliminary Decision – Certification of High Falls Project, Pending LIHI #192, NY

November 10, 2022:  The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification (pending LIHI #192) for the High Falls Hydroelectric Project located on the […]

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