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December 28, 2016 – Certification of Chicopee Valley Aqueduct (CVA) Fish Hatchery Project, MA

December 28th, 2016 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (December 28, 2016) – LIHI Executive Director, Shannon Ames, using authority delegated from the LIHI Governing Board, has issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Chicopee Valley Aqueduct (CVA) Fish Hatchery Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. CD14-8-000) satisfies the LIHI Certification Criteria. Because the application satisfies the “Not Applicable/De Minimis Effects” standard for…
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Final Decision – Recertification of LIHI Certificate #101 – Culinary Water System, Wyoming

December 5th, 2016 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (January 27, 2016) –  On December 5, 2016 LIHI Executive Director Shannon Ames issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Culinary Water System Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-13301) continues to satisfy the LIHI Certification Criteria. Because the application met the Not Applicable/De Minimis Effect standard for all criteria, the certification term…
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Policy Statement on Grandfathered Intake Reviews

December 5th, 2016 by

On March 7, 2016, LIHI released a revised, 2nd Edition of the LIHI Certification Handbook that implements new procedures based on revised low-impact Criteria. With the release of the 2nd Edition Handbook, LIHI also announced that any intakes received prior to January 1, 2016, would be entitled to submit their applications using the 2014 process,…
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November 22, 2016 – Certification of North Gorham Project, Maine

November 23rd, 2016 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (November 23, 2016) – LIHI has issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the North Gorham Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-2519) satisfies the LIHI Certification Criteria.  This Preliminary Certification Decision includes two facility-specific conditions, as follows: Within 90 days of LIHI certification, the Owner shall proactively initiate discussions with MDMR and USFWS regarding…
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September 19, 2016 – LIHI Announces Shannon Ames as Executive Director

September 19th, 2016 by

For Immediate Release – September 16, 2016   Harrington Park, NJ (September 16, 2016) – The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) is pleased to announce the selection of Shannon Ames of Arlington, MA, as its new Executive Director. Ms. Ames will assume the role currently filled by Dr. Michael Sale, effective October 1, 2016. Dr….
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August 5, 2016 – Re-certification of LIHI Certificate #65 – Medway, ME

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Harrington Park, New Jersey (August 5, 2016) – LIHI Executive Director Michael J. Sale, using authority delegated from the LIHI Governing Board, has issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Medway Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-2666) satisfies the LIHI Certification Criteria.  This Preliminary Certification Decision includes one facility-specific condition, as follows: Condition 1.  The Owner shall…
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July 18, 2016 – LIHI IT Improvement Campaign

July 18th, 2016 by

LIHI is proud to announce our Indiegogo campaign designed to raise funds for the construction and implementation of a new online application portal (LIHI Online) to manage the Low Impact Hydropower Certification application process as well as a more sophisticated data base and workflow management system for all LIHI program information.  LIHI Online will provide varying…
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July 11, 2016 – Certification of Otter Creek Project, VT

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Harrington Park, New Jersey (July 11, 2016) – LIHI Executive Director Michael J. Sale has issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Otter Creek Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-2558) satisfies the LIHI Certification Criteria.  This certification decision is based on a unanimous vote of the Governing Board members present at the June 21, 2016, Technical…
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May 6, 2016 – Re-certification of LIHI Certificate #29 – Jordanelle, Utah

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Harrington Park, New Jersey (May 6, 2016) – LIHI Executive Director Michael J. Sale, using authority delegated from the LIHI Governing Board, has issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Jordanelle Hydroelectric Project satisfies the LIHI Certification Criteria.  This Preliminary Certification Decision includes one facility-specific condition, as follows: Condition 1. The facility owner shall continue to…
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May 4, 2016 – Re-certification of LIHI Certificate #79 – Benton Falls, Maine

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Harrington Park, New Jersey (May 4, 2016) – LIHI Executive Director Michael J. Sale, using authority delegated from the LIHI Governing Board, has issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Benton Falls Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-5073) satisfies the LIHI Certification Criteria.  This Preliminary Certification Decision includes three facility-specific conditions, as follows: Condition 1.  If resource…
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