Certified Facilities

This page is for LIHI certified projects; those that have been determined to have satisfied the LIHI Certification Criteria. To find a specific project, use the search tool on the right side of the page to search by project name, FERC project number, state, river or other descriptor.

Final Decision – Recertification of the Falls Creek Hydro Facility LIHI #4 has been approved

July 26th, 2018 by

July 26, 2018 – The 30-day appeal window for the preliminary certification decision of the Falls Creek Hydroelectric Project closed on July 21, 2018 with no appeals to the decision received. The decision is therefore final and the Falls Creek Hydroelectric Project is recertified for a term from June 3, 2017 through June 2, 2025.

LIHI Certificate No. #143 – Middle Fork Irrigation District Project, Hydro Plants No. 1 and No. 2

June 21st, 2018 by

The Middle Fork Irrigation District (MFID) Hydroelectric Project (“Project” or “facility”) is owned and operated by Middle Fork Irrigation District, The Middle Fork Irrigation District is a local municipality that distributes water to nearly 6400 acres serving approximately 400 users in the area.  The Project was exempted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or…
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LIHI Pending Application – Recertification of Gilman Hydroelectric Project

February 20th, 2018 by

Lexington, Mass. (February 20, 2018) – The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for a new term of Low Impact Certification for the Gilman Hydroelectric Project. The Project is located on the Connecticut River at river mile 300 in the Village of Gilman, VT in the Town of Lunenburg, Essex County, Vermont, and in…
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LIHI Certificate No. 136 – New Home Dam Hydroelectric Project, MA

September 29th, 2017 by

The first Dam at the New Home Dam site was in built in 1790 and was used for grist and saw mill. New Home Sewing Machines rebuilt the dam in 1877 and 1891. Chase Turbine moved to Orange in 1865 and occupied a small shop at in the New Home Sewing Machine Company Works. When…
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LIHI Certificate No. #142 – Lowell Hydroelectric Project – Merrimack River, MA

September 22nd, 2017 by

Project Description The Lowell Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 2790) is located on the Merrimack River in the City of Lowell, Massachusetts. The Merrimack River watershed encompasses 5,010 square miles of land within the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts and is the fourth largest watershed in New England. The Merrimack River originates at the…
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LIHI Certificate #135 – Ladd’s Mill Hydroelectric Project, Vermont

March 21st, 2017 by

The Ladd’s Mill Project (the “Project”), exempted from licensing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) as Project No. P-8242, is owned by Worcester Hydro Company, Inc. The Project is located on the North Branch of the Winooski River in the Town of Worcester, Washington County, Vermont. The Project is approximately five miles upstream form…
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LIHI Certificate #133 – Byron Weston Hydroelectric Project, Massachusetts

January 26th, 2017 by

Project Name Byron Weston LIHI Certificate Number 133 LIHI Effective and Expiration Dates December 29, 2016 December 29, 2021 Owner Crane & Company State Massachusetts Location East Branch of the Housatonic River in Dalton, MA Installed Capacity 250 kW Average Annual Generation 938 MWh Facility Type Run of River FERC No. 13583 (exemption) The Byron Weston Dam…
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LIHI Certificate #134 – Vergennes Hydroelectric Project, Vermont

January 6th, 2017 by

The Vergennes Hydroelectric Project is an existing licensed project (FERC No. 2674), located at river mile 7.6 on the Otter Creek in Addison County, Vermont. The project’s two powerhouses, intake structures, three dams, and tailrace lie within the City of Vergennes. The general project area extends from approximately 8.8 miles above the dam to just…
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LIHI Certificate #2 – Island Park Hydroelectric Project, Idaho

December 30th, 2016 by

  Project Name Island Park LIHI Certificate 2 LIHI Effective and Expiration Dates December 30, 2016 – December 29, 2021 Owner Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. State Idaho Location Located on Henry’s Fork of the Snake River at approximately river mile (RM) 91, 0.4 miles upstream of its confluence with the Buffalo River, and…
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LIHI Certificate #131 – Chester Diversion Hydroelectric Project, Idaho

October 20th, 2016 by

The Chester Diversion facilities are owned and operated by Fall River (Licensee), while the Project dam is owned by the Freemont Madison Irrigation District. The Chester Diversion Dam (also known as the Cross Cut Diversion Dam) and associated Cross Cut Irrigation Canal were constructed in 1938 by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of…
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