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Preliminary Decision: Lowell Hydroelectric Project, MA

March 12th, 2018 by

Lexington, Mass (March 12, 2018) – On March 9, 2018, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the Lowell project with the following conditions: Condition 1. The Owner shall continue to maintain the current voluntary seasonal attraction flows in the bypass reach and full season fish ladder operation (See LIHI…
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LIHI Pending Application – Certification of Middle Fork Irrigation District Hydroelectric Project, Plants No.1 and No.2

February 26th, 2018 by

Lexington, Mass. (May 15, 2018) – On May 11, 2018, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the Middle Fork Irrigation District, Powerhouses #1 and #2 for a 10-year term. This decision is preliminary pending the 30-day appeal window. Only those who commented in the initial application 60-day comment period are eligible…
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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 Pending Application – Certification of Emeryville Hydroelectric Project

February 20th, 2018 by

Lexington MA (September 6, 2018): On September 4, 2018, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the Emeryville Hydroelectric Project. This decision is preliminary pending the 30-day appeal window. Only those who commented in the initial application during the 60-day comment period are eligible to file an appeal. Such appeal needs…
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LIHI holds New England Hydropower Forum and Networking Reception

February 15th, 2018 by

On Thursday, February 8, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute held its first forum to discuss issues facing hydropower.  The event was a success with over 30 representatives from industry, non profits and government convening in Boston to discuss hydropower design, regulatory, development and risk management approaches.  Thank you to our presenters and sponsors, Sullivan &…
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Preliminary Decision: Recertification of LIHI Certificate #100 – South Milton, NH

February 15th, 2018 by

February 9, 2018: The South Milton Hydroelectric Project has received preliminary approval for a new 5-year term of Low Impact Certification.  The Certification includes the following conditions: Condition 1: The Owner shall continue to maintain a minimum flow of 58 cfs, or inflow if less, in the bypassed reach of river. Condition 2: The Owner shall…
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LIHI Pending Application – Recertification of LIHI Certificate #35B – Oswego River, NY

February 14th, 2018 by

January 2, 2018: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for a new term of Low Impact Certification for the Oswego River Hydroelectric Project. The Oswego River Project is located along the Oswego River in Oswego County, New York. The 2017 application materials can be found on the project page HERE. LIHI is…
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LIHI Pending Application – Recertification of LIHI Certificate #35A – Oswego Falls, NY

February 14th, 2018 by

January 2, 2018: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for a new term of Low Impact Certification for the Oswego Falls Hydroelectric Project. The Oswego Falls Project is located on the Oswego River in the city of Fulton, Oswego County, New York. The 2017 application materials can be found on the project…
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LIHI Pending Application – Recertification of LIHI Certification #4 – Falls Creek, OR

February 14th, 2018 by

January 30, 2018:  The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for a new term of Low Impact Certification for the Falls Creek Hydroelectric Project. The Project is located on Falls Creek, 20 miles east of Sweet Home, in the Willamette National Forest, Oregon. The complete application can be found below.  LIHI is seeking public…
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LIHI Pending Application – Certification of Little Falls Hydroelectric Project

February 14th, 2018 by

Lexington, Mass (January 30, 2018) – On January 24, 2018, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the Little Falls project with the following condition: Condition 1. The Owner shall update LIHI on the following activities in the annual LIHI compliance statement: The status of the effectiveness testing of downstream…
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