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.

Preliminary Decision – LIHI Certification of the Brooklyn Dam Hydroelectric Project, Upper Ammonoosuc River, Northumberland, NH

January 11th, 2019 by

Lexington, MA (January 11, 2019): On January 10, 2019, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the Brooklyn Dam Hydroelectric Project, with the following two conditions: Condition 1: The facility Owner shall submit quarterly reports to LIHI by the end of the month following the calendar quarter (e.g., April 30,…
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Preliminary Decision – Recertification of the Carver Falls Hydroelectric Project, LIHI #107, Poultney River, VT and NY.

December 18th, 2018 by

Lexington, MA (December 18, 2018): On December 14, 2018, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved the Carver Falls Hydroelectric Project for a new 5-year term of Low Impact Certification with the following conditions: Condition 1: The facility Owner shall consult with Vermont DEC regarding run-of-river operations, identify any refinements needed to assure run-of-river operations…
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Nisqually Project – LIHI #8 – Complete Application Received

December 10th, 2018 by

Lexington, MA (December 10, 2018): The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for Low Impact Re-certification of the Nisqually Hydroelectric Project.  LIHI is seeking public comment on this application.  Specifically, we are interested in knowing whether you think the Project meets the LIHI Low Impact Certification Criteria, as revised in the 2nd…
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Pownal Project – Complete Application Received

December 10th, 2018 by

Lexington, MA (December 10, 2018): The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for Low Impact Certification of the Pownal Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 6795, exempt). The Project is located on the Hoosic River in the in the town of Pownal, Bennington County, Vermont. LIHI is seeking public comment on this application.  Specifically, we are…
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Pownal Project – Pending Application

December 10th, 2018 by

February 12, 2019: On February 12, 2019, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the Pownal Hydroelectric Project. This decision is preliminary pending the 30-day appeal window. Only those who commented on the initial application during the 60-day comment period are eligible to file an appeal. Such appeal needs to…
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Preliminary Decision – Recertification of the Beaver River Hydroelectric Project, LIHI #7, Beaver River, NY.

December 7th, 2018 by

Lexington, MA (December 7, 2018): On December 5, 2018, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved the Beaver River Hydroelectric Project for a new 5-year term of Low Impact Certification with the following conditions: Condition 1: Within 90 days after recertification, EBH will initiate consultation and attempt to schedule a meeting with the USFWS,…
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Waterbury Project – Complete Application Received

November 20th, 2018 by

Lexington, MA (November 20, 2018): The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for Low Impact Certification of the Waterbury Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2090). The Project is located on the Little River Sucker Brook in the in the town of Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont. LIHI is seeking public comment on this application.  Specifically, we…
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Waterbury Project – Complete Application Received

November 20th, 2018 by

Lexington, MA (November 20, 2018): The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for Low Impact Certification of the Waterbury Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2090). The Project is located on the Little River in the in the town of Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont. LIHI is seeking public comment on this application.  Specifically, we are interested…
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Preliminary Decision – LIHI Certification of the Essex 19 Hydroelectric Facility, Winooski River, Essex Junction, VT

November 16th, 2018 by

Lexington, MA (November 16, 2018): 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…
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Preliminary Decision – Recertification of the Red Bridge Hydroelectric Facility, LIHI #96, Chicopee River, MA.

November 15th, 2018 by

Lexington, MA (November 15, 2018): On November 15, 2018, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved the Red Bridge Hydroelectric Project for a new 5-year term of Low Impact Certification. This decision is preliminary pending the 30-day appeal window. Only those who commented on the initial application during the 60-day comment period are eligible…
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