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

June 7, 2021
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Gardners Falls Project, LIHI #80 – Complete Application Received

June 7, 2021: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete recertification application from Central Rivers Power for the Gardners Falls Project located on the […]
June 1, 2021
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Final Decision – Recertification of the Deerfield River Project, LIHI #90

June 3, 2021:  The decision to recertify the Deerfield River Project became final after the close of the appeals period on May 28, 2021 with no […]
May 28, 2021
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Complete Application Received – North Twin Project, Maine

May 28, 2021: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for Low Impact Certification of the North Twin Hydroelectric Project.  LIHI is seeking […]

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