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. Or at the top of the page, click on Facilities and then Certified Facilities to view a table of all Certified facilities and links to their project pages.

LIHI Certificate #66 – Orono Hydroelectric Project, Maine

January 28th, 2011 by

The Orono Project is located on the Stillwater Branch of the Penobscot River (“River) in Orono, Penobscot County, Maine. The Penobscot River Basin (“Basin”) is New England’s second largest river system with a drainage area of 8,570 square miles. The Basin includes the East and West Branches of the Penobscot River, the Piscataquis River, the…
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LIHI Certificate #65 – Medway Hydroelectric Project, Maine

January 28th, 2011 by

The Medway Hydroelectric Project is a run-of-river hydroelectric generating facility located on the West Branch of the Penobscot River in Medway, Maine with a gross nameplate generating capacity of 3.44 MW. The Medway Project commenced initial commercial operations in 1923. The Medway Project generates clean, renewable electricity while providing recreational opportunities (portage trail and boat launch),…
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LIHI Certificate #64 – Penacook Lower Hydroelectric Project, New Hampshire

January 28th, 2011 by

The project is located along the Penacook Lower Falls on the Contoocook River in the Village of Penacook, New Hampshire. The Contoocook River enters the Merrimack River upstream of the fifth mainstream dam. The Village of Penacook is made up of a small portion of the Town of Boscawen and the northern end of the…
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LIHI Certificate #63 – School Street Project, New York

November 29th, 2010 by

The School Street Project includes a 1,280-foot-long, 16-foot-high masonry gravity overflow-type dam that impounds a 100-acre reservoir with a normal maximum water surface elevation of 156.1 feet U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) datum, and an adjacent 375-foot-long, 18-foot-high ice fender. The 206-foot-long upper gatehouse, with nine timber slide gates and three steel Taintor gates, controls flows…
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LIHI Certificate #62 – Cutler Hydroelectric Project, Utah (FERC #2420)

October 22nd, 2010 by

The Bear River Basin is located in northeastern Utah, southeastern Idaho, and southwestern Wyoming. It comprises approximately 7,500 square miles of mountain and valley lands (2,700 in Idaho, 3,300 in Utah, and 1,500 in Wyoming). The Bear River begins in the Uinta Mountains in Utah and extends 500 miles, crossing state boundaries five times before…
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LIHI Certificate #61 – Ashton Hydroelectric Project, Idaho

October 22nd, 2010 by

The Ashton Hydroelectric Project is located on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River (“Henry’s Fork”) in Idaho. PacifiCorp owns two hydroelectric developments on the Henry’s Fork: Ashton and St. Anthony. Both projects are licensed by FERC as Project No. 2381. This application for Low Impact Hydropower Certification pertains to the Ashton development. The St….
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LIHI Certificate #60 – Oakland Project, Maine

October 22nd, 2010 by

The Oakland Hydroelectric facility (‘the Oakland Project) is located on Messalonskee stream approximately 0.4 miles downstream of the Messalonskee Lake dam in Oakland, Maine.  The Oakland project is the first of the three hydropower facilities between Messalonskee Lake dam and the Kennebec River that are licensed under the FERC project No. 2556.  The Oakland project…
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LIHI Certificate #59 – Rice Rips Project, Maine

October 22nd, 2010 by

The Rice Rips Hydroelectric facility is located on Messalonskee stream in Oakland, Maine. The Rice Rips project is the one of four hydropower facilities between Messalonskee Lake dam and the Kennebec River. Three of these facilities, Rice Rips, Union Gas, and Oakland, are currently licensed under FERC project No. 2556. The Rice Rips facility is…
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LIHI Certificate #58 – Union Gas Project, Maine

October 22nd, 2010 by

The Union Gas Hydroelectric facility is located on Messalonskee stream in Waterville, Maine. The Union Gas project is the one of four hydropower facilities between Messalonskee Lake dam and the Kennebec River. Three of these facilities, Union Gas, Rice Rips, and Oakland, are currently licensed under FERC project No. 2556. The Union Gas facility is…
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LIHI Certificate #57 – Oakdale Hydroelectric Project, Massachusetts

July 21st, 2010 by

The MWRA supplies wholesale water to local water departments in 50 communities, primarily in the Boston metropolitan area. On average, MWRA supplies approximately 200 million gallons per day to its water system customers. MWRA’s water comes from the Quabbin Reservoir, about 65 miles west of Boston, and the Wachusett Reservoir, about 35 miles west of…
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