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LIHI Pending Application – Recertification of LIHI Certificate #99 – Middlebury Lower, VT

May 17th, 2017 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (May 17, 2017) – The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for a new term of Low Impact Certification for the Middlebury Lower Hydroelectric project. The Middlebury Lower Project is located on the Lower Falls of the Otter Creek roughly one mile downstream from Middlebury village in the towns of Middlebury and Weybridge, in Addison…
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May 11, 2017 – Preliminary Decision – Re-certification of LIHI Certificate #78 – Slack Dam, VT

May 11th, 2017 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (May 11, 2017) – The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Slack Dam Hydroelectric Project continues to satisfy the LIHI Certification Criteria. The certification includes two facility-specific conditions as follows: Condition 1.  If either the U.S. FWS or the state fisheries management agency requires the facility to provide…
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May 8, 2017 – Preliminary Decision – Certification of Vergennes Project, VT

May 8th, 2017 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (May 8, 2017) – LIHI Executive Director Shannon Ames announced a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Vergennes Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-2674) satisfies the LIHI Certification Criteria. The certification includes one facility-specific condition, as follows: Condition 1.  The owner shall consult with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation to determine appropriate procedures to verify…
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LIHI Pending Application – Certification of Willow Island Lock and Dam Project

July 6th, 2017 by

Lexington, Mass. (July 5, 2017) – On July 5, 2017, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) received a complete application from Cube Hydro Partners on behalf of American Municipal Power, Inc. for the Low Impact Certification of the Willow Island Lock and Dam Project, FERC No. P-6902, located on the Ohio River in Ohio.  The Project…
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Job Opening: Certification Program Director

April 24th, 2017 by

The Certification Program Director at the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) will manage the organization’s low-impact certification program. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Certification Program Director will interface with potential applicants and existing certificate holders, provide technical expertise with regard to completing applications, be responsible for accurate certificate condition tracking and fee setting. The…
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April 27, 2017 – Preliminary Decision – Re-certfication of LIHI Certificate #22 – Black Bear Lake, AK

April 27th, 2017 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (April 27, 2017) – LIHI has issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Black Bear Lake Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-10440) satisfies 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 and (if prepared) report of…
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April 21, 2017 – Preliminary Decision – Re-certification of LIHI Certificate #72 – Automatic, ME

April 19th, 2017 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (April 21, 2017) – On April 18, 2017, LIHI issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Automatic Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-2555) satisfies the LIHI Certification Criteria. The certification includes three facility-specific conditions, as follows: Condition 1: The Owner shall complete water quality sampling during summer 2017 under a study plan approved in…
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April 21, 2017 – Preliminary Decision – Re-certification of LIHI Certificate #77 – Winooski 8, VT

April 19th, 2017 by

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…
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April 11, 2017 – Final Certification of Buffalo River Hydroelectric Project, Idaho

April 11th, 2017 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (April 11, 2017) – On March 8, 2017, LIHI Executive Director, Shannon Ames, announced a Preliminary Certification that the Buffalo River Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 1413) satisfies the LIHI Certification Criteria. The Buffalo River certification includes the following condition: Condition 1. The Owner shall consult the USGS and HFF on how best to…
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April 5, 2017 – Preliminary Decision – Certification of Byron Weston Project, MA

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Harrington Park, New Jersey (April 5, 2017) – On April 4, 2017, LIHI Executive Director Shannon Ames announced a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Byron Weston Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 13583) satisfies the LIHI Certification Criteria. The Byron Weston certification includes the following condition: Condition 1. The owner shall complete the Wheel Turbine Relocation Plan and notice FERC and LIHI…
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