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.

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What's New at LIHI

July 20, 2021
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Preliminary Decision – Recertification of the Winooski 8 Project, LIHI #77, VT

July 20, 2021: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved the Winooski 8 Project for a 5-year term of Low Impact Certification. This decision […]
July 19, 2021
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Preliminary Decision – Certification of the Bonny Eagle Project, Pending LIHI #182, ME

July 19, 2021: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved the Bonny Eagle Project for a 5-year term of Low Impact Certification. This decision […]
July 16, 2021
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Penacook Lower Falls Project, LIHI #64 – Complete Application Received

July 16, 2021: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has received a complete recertification application from Briar Hydro Associates for the Penacook Lower Falls Project located […]

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