Harrington Park, New Jersey (February 20, 2017) –

On January 13, 2017, LIHI Executive Director Shannon Ames issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Mechanicsville Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-9611) continues to satisfy the LIHI Certification Criteria.

As provided for in Section 4.2.5 of the LIHI 2nd Edition Handbook, notice of the preliminary decision to certify was posted on the Institute’s website and sent to the stakeholder email distribution list on January 16, 2017. A 30-day appeal period was provided to anyone who commented on the original application to request an appeal, and no requests for appeal were received.

The Mechanicsville Hydroelectric Project is now deemed certified by LIHI for a five-year term. The effective certification date for the Mechanicsville Project is January 27, 2016, expiring on January 27, 2021.