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.
Comment Period Open

Public Comments Call for LIHI Handbook Updates

The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) recommends new language in the LIHI Handbook that clarifies how Tribal rights and interests, as well as other minor updates and clarifications. LIHI would like to hear from interested parties on these changes.

Program Announcements

February 12, 2024

Lower Great Falls Project, VT – Complete Application Received

February 12, 2024: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has received a complete application from Green Mountain Power Corp. for the Lower Great Falls Project located on […]
February 7, 2024

Final Decision – Recertification of the Loring road Project, LIHI #56, MA

February 6, 2024: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has issued a final decision on the recertification of the Loring Road Hydroelectric Project, LIHI #56, located on […]

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