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

October 30, 2020

West Branch St. Regis Project, LIHI #27 – Complete Application Received

Lexington MA (October 30, 2020): The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for Low Impact recertification of the West Branch St. Regis Hydroelectric […]
October 30, 2020

Preliminary Decision – Recertification of the Crocker Dam Project, LIHI #127, MA

Lexington MA (October 30, 2020): The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved recertification of the Crocker Dam Project (LIHI #127) for a new 5-year […]
October 28, 2020

Proposal – New Recertification Process

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Hydropower Foundation

Julie Keil Women in Hydro Scholarship Announced

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