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

September 25, 2020

Final Decision – Recertification of the Summersville Project, LIHI #17

Lexington MA (September 25, 2020): The decision to recertify the Summersville Project became final after the close of the appeals period on September 19, 2020 with […]
September 17, 2020

Preliminary Decision – Recertification of the Smoky Mountain Project, LIHI #18

Lexington MA (September 17, 2020): The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved the Smoky Mountain Project for a new 8-year term of Low Impact […]
September 17, 2020

Preliminary Decision – Certification of the Stewarts Bridge Project, pending LIHI #171

Lexington MA (September 17, 2020): The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved the Stewarts Bridge Project (pending LIHI #171) for a 5-year term of […]
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Julie Keil Women in Hydro Scholarship Announced

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