Low Impact Hydropower Institute

Our Vision: We envision a world where hydropower puts people and the environment first.

Our Mission: We recognize and support hydropower that prioritizes environmental, recreational, historical, and cultural resource protection.

We do this by defining and certifying Low Impact Hydropower using rigorous science-based criteria and public input; providing education and outreach; and structuring our organization to integrate and evolve with community, conservation, and hydropower interests.

Program Announcements

March 20, 2023

Preliminary Decision – Recertification of the Pelton Round Butte Project, LIHI #25, OR

March 20, 2023: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved the Pelton Round Butte Project (LIHI #25) located on the Deschutes River in Oregon […]
March 13, 2023

Preliminary Decision – Certification of the South Berwick Project, Pending #195, NH/ME

March 13, 2023: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the South Berwick (pending LIHI #195) Hydroelectric Project. The project is […]
March 7, 2023

Complete Application Received – Dexter Project, NY

March 7, 2023: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application from Hydro Development Group Acquisition, LLC for Low Impact Certification of the Dexter […]

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