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

April 14, 2021

Boulder Creek Project, LIHI #31 – Complete Application Received

April 14, 2021: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has received a complete recertification application from The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes for the Boulder Creek Project located on […]
April 8, 2021

Final Decision – Recertification of the Dalles Dam North Fishway Project, LIHI #71

April 8, 2021:  The decision to recertify the Dalles Dam North Fishway Project became final after the close of the appeals period on April 7, 2021 […]
April 8, 2021

Preliminary Decision – Recertification of the Mechanicsville Project, LIHI #74, CT

April 8, 2021: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved recertification of the Mechanicsville Project for a new 5-year terms of Low Impact Certification. […]

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