Harrington Park, New Jersey (April 21, 2017) – On April 18, 2017, LIHI issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Winooski No. 8 Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-6470) continues to satisfy the LIHI Certification Criteria.

As provided for in Section 4.2.5 of the LIHI 2nd Edition Handbook, the Preliminary Certification Decision, along with the Application Reviewer’s report will be posted on the Institute’s Web page for 30 days.  Notice of the posting will be provided to all individuals or organizations that commented on the initial Application Package.

Any Commenter may submit a letter to the Executive Director requesting an appeal within the 30-day period, which begins on April 21, 2017 and ends at 5 pm EDT on May 21, 2017.  The appeal request must state specific reasons why the hydropower facility should have failed one or more criteria.  Only individuals or organizations that commented on the initial Application Package may file an appeal.  Further information about the LIHI appeal process is available in the LIHI Handbook.

If no appeal is requested within the 30-day period, the Executive Director will issue LIHI Certification for the facility and post a notification of certification on the Institute’s website.  Once final, the effective certification date for the Winooski No. 8 Project is February 28, 2016 for a five (5) year term, which will expire on February 28, 2021.