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

November 30, 2021
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Preliminary Decision – Recertification of Goat Lake Project, LIHI #26, AK

November 30, 2021: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved the Goat Lake Project located on Pitchfork Falls Creek in Alaska for a 5-year […]
November 29, 2021
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Preliminary Decision – Certification of Arrowrock Project, Pending LIHI #81, ID

November 29, 2021: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved the Arrowrock Project located on the Boise River in Idaho for a 5-year term […]
November 11, 2021
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Complete Application Received – Red Rock Project, IA

November 11, 2021: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for Low Impact Certification of the Red Rock Project located on the Des […]

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