Harrington Park, New Jersey (February 10, 2017) – On February 8, 2017, LIHI Executive Director Shannon Ames announced a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Goat Lake Hydroelectric Project, LIHI Certificate No. 26 (FERC No. P-11077) continues to satisfy the LIHI Certification Criteria.  Once final, the effective certification date for the Goat Lake Project is October 23, 2016 for a five (5) year term, which will expire on October 23, 2021.

As provided for in Section 4.2.5 of the LIHI 2nd Edition Handbook, the Preliminary Certification Decision, along with the Application Reviewer’s report and (if prepared) report of the Executive Director, will be posted on the Institute’s Web page for 30 days.  Notice of the posting will be provided to all individuals or organizations that commented on the initial Application Package.

Any Commenter may submit a letter to the Executive Director requesting an appeal within the 30-day period.  The appeal request must state specific reasons why the hydropower facility should have failed one or more criteria.  Only individuals or organizations that commented on the initial Application Package may file an appeal.  Further information about the LIHI appeal process is available in the LIHI Handbook, available at https://lowimpacthydro.org/certification-program-html/.  If no appeal is requested within the 30-day period, which begins on February 10 and ends on March 10, the Executive Director will issue final LIHI Certification for the facility and post a notification of certification on the Institute’s website.