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

June 21, 2022

Preliminary Decision – Recertification of Vergennes Project, LIHI #134, VT

June 21, 2022: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved the Vergennes Project (LIHI #134) located on Otter Creek in Vermont  for a new […]
June 21, 2022

Preliminary Decision – Certification of Braddock Locks and Dam Project, Pending LIHI #190, PA

June 21, 2022:  The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification (pending LIHI #190) for the Braddock Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project located […]
June 9, 2022

Preliminary Decision – Certification of Mattaceunk Project, Pending LIHI #189, ME

June 9, 2022: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved the Mattaceunk Project located on the Penobscot River in Maine for a 10-year term […]

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