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.

Eastman Falls Project – Complete Application Received

February 19th, 2019 by

Lexington, MA (February 19, 2019): The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for Low Impact Certification of the Eastman Falls Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2457). The Project is located on the Pemigewasset River in the town of Franklin, Merrimack and Belknap counties, New Hampshire. LIHI is seeking public comment on this application.  Specifically, we…
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Eastman Falls Project – Preliminary Decision, pending LIHI #150

February 18th, 2019 by

May 1, 2019:  The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the Eastman Falls Hydroelectric Project with the following conditions: Condition 1: The Facility Owner shall provide NHDES’s review comments on the Operation Compliance Monitoring and Maintenance Plan to LIHI within 60 days of its receipt. If the review defines…
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Preliminary Decision – LIHI Certification of the Pownal Hydroelectric Project, Little River, Pownal, VT

February 12th, 2019 by

Lexington, MA (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…
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Preliminary Decision – LIHI Recertification of the Kingsley Dam Hydroelectric Project, Platte River, NE

February 8th, 2019 by

Lexington, MA (February 8, 2019): On February 7, 2019, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the Kingsley Dam Hydroelectric Project, LIHI Certificate #37 for a new 8-year term with the following condition: Condition 1:  Since the final actions pertaining to the erosion concerns at Lake McConaughy are not yet…
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Preliminary Decision – LIHI Certification of the Waterbury Hydroelectric Project, Little River, Waterbury, VT

February 6th, 2019 by

Lexington, MA (February 6, 2019): On February 5, 2019, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the Waterbury Hydroelectric Project, with the following conditions: Condition 1: Upon completion of the current water year under Stage II operations (Oct. 1, 2018 – Sep. 30, 2019), the facility Owner shall provide a…
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Preliminary Decision – Recertification of Lake Chelan Project, Chelan River, WA

January 18th, 2019 by

Lexington MA (January 18, 2019): The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved the Lake Chelan Hydroelectric Project for a new 5-year term of Low Impact Certification with the following conditions: Condition 1:  The Owner shall notify LIHI within 90 days of receipt of the determination made by WDOE as to whether or not…
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Preliminary Decision – Recertification of the Silver Lake Hydroelectric Project, LIHI #91, Sucker Brook, VT.

January 11th, 2019 by

Lexington, MA (January 11, 2019): On January 10, 2019, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved the Silver Lake Hydroelectric Project for a new 5-year term of Low Impact Certification with the following two 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…
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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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