Pending Applications

This page lists applications that are currently under review for Low Impact Certification. 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 Pending Applications to view a table of all currently pending applications and links to their project pages.

LIHI Certificate #138 – Dundee Hydroelectric Project, ME

February 14th, 2018 by

Project Description The Dundee project was originally constructed in 1913 and is the third hydro project downstream of the Sebago Lake outlet. The Project was originally FERC licensed in 1981, and currently holds a 40‐year license issued on October 2, 2003. The project includes a 50-ft high dam/spillway and contains 3 Francis turbines.  It is…
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LIHI Pending Application – Certification of Brooklyn Dam Hydroelectric Project

October 26th, 2017 by

February 12, 2019: The decision to certify the Brooklyn Dam Hydroelectric Project is final. No appeals were received during the appeal period which closed on February 10, 2019. The certification term for the Project is from June 4, 2018 through June 3, 2023. January 11, 2019: On January 10, 2019, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute…
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LIHI Certificate #139 – Gambo Hydroelectric Project, ME

September 6th, 2017 by

  Project Description The Gambo Project was originally constructed in 1911 and is the fourth hydro project downstream of the Sebago Lake outlet. The Project was originally FERC licensed in 1980, and currently holds a 40‐year license issued on October 2, 2003.  It has a 24-foot-high dam, a 737-foot-long, 15-foot-deep intake canal, and 2 Francis…
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LIHI Certificate No. 137 – Eel Weir Hydroelectric Project, ME

September 6th, 2017 by

Project Description The headgate of the Eel Weir hydroelectric project is located at the outlet of Sebago Lake in the towns of Windham and Standish, Maine. The Presumpscot River originates from this point and extends roughly 25 miles southeast to the Atlantic Ocean at Casco Bay. The original license for the Eel Weir Project was…
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LIHI Pending Application – Recertification of LIHI Certificate #97 – Cavendish, VT

May 22nd, 2017 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (May 22, 2017) – The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for a new term of Low Impact Certification for the Cavendish Hydroelectric project. The Cavendish Hydroelectric Project is located in the town of Cavendish, Windsor County, Vermont, on the Black River, 20.8 miles upstream of its confluence with the…
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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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LIHI Pending Application – Certification of Willow Island Lock and Dam Project

July 6th, 2017 by

September 7, 2017: The public comment period has closed, the application remains under review pending receipt of additional information. 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…
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LIHI Pending Application – Certification of Essex 19, VT

January 6th, 2017 by

On November 16, 2018, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the Essex 19 Hydroelectric Project, with the following two conditions: Condition 1:  The facility Owner shall continue to work collaboratively with VDEC to determine any additional needs for ongoing monitoring and reporting of operations and flows, update the Project’s…
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LIHI Pending Applications – Re-certification of LIHI Certificate Arnold Falls, Gage and Pierce Mills, VT

December 30th, 2016 by

Harrington Park, New Jersey (December 30, 2016) – The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received complete applications for new terms of Low Impact Certification for the Arnold Falls, Gage and Pierce Mills Hydroelectric projects in Vermont. The application materials for Arnold Falls can be found HERE. The application materials for Pierce Mills can be found HERE….
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LIHI Certificate #4 – Falls Creek Hydroelectric Project, Oregon

July 12th, 2012 by

The Falls Creek Hydroelectric project is a small electric power generating facility located near the South Santiam River, 25 miles east of Sweet Home, Oregon, in the Willamette National Forest. The Falls Creek project generates power from a small quantity of water falling 2,381 feet. It is a “high head” plant, and has one of…
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