LIHI Outreach Activities

Current and Upcoming Activities:

Past Events and Resources:

  • Attend Renewable Energy Markets™ 2022, Sept 14–16, Minneapolis: Join the clean energy industry at REM™ 2022 and be a part of guiding our energy future. Held in Minneapolis and co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, REM™ 2022 will host hundreds of clean energy decision makers and offer ample opportunity for dealmaking and networking, giving you a ringside seat for energy policy discussions. For over 25 years Renewable Energy Markets™ has been the undisputed must-attend annual meeting for clean energy stakeholders, including generators, marketers, utility representatives, purchasers, NGOs, policymakers, and regional stakeholders. Follow @REMconf and #REM2022 for updates, and register at
  • Clean Peak Standard Hydropower Panel Discussion: September 9, 2020. In August, Massachusetts launched the first-in-the-nation Clean Peak Energy Standard (CPS), a financial incentive program that promotes the use of clean energy technologies to supply power during periods of peak electricity demand. Join us for an interactive call to learn more about the Clean Peak Standard regulation, qualifications and opportunities for qualified hydropower to partner with storage providers. The seminar will be moderated by LIHI Executive Director Shannon Ames and will feature: Will Lauwers, Director of Emerging Technology at Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources; John Keene, Sustainable Energy Advantage; and Judith Judson, Vice President of Distributed Energy Systems at Ameresco. The discussion will conclude with time to ask questions specific to how Low Impact Certified Class I and Class II hydropower projects can participate in this innovative program. This event is organized and sponsored by the Low Impact Hydropower Institute and the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
  • Department of Interior Webinar: August 26, 2020: Certification Program Director Maryalice Fischer met with representatives of the US Department of Interior and other state and federal agencies to discuss the LIHI program as a part of their Turbine Talks webinar series. The webinar introduced the LIHI Certification program and described the certification process, the LIHI criteria, as well as the opportunities available for public engagement and input by agency staff.
  • Small Hydro Buyer’s Workshop: Bend, OR – August 22, 2019 at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes. Oregon is the place and now is the time for energy buyers to add hydro to their energy buying strategy. We invite you to come learn, what, how, and why. FREE education, food, tour and drinks provided. Register at:”
  • Renewable Energy Markets (REM) 2019, San Diego, CA – September 4-6, 2019
    LIHI is proud to be supporting REM 2019. The annual Renewable Energy Markets (REM) conference convenes a broad spectrum of industry professionals who are rapidly transforming the global clean energy marketplace. REM brings corporate leaders, policymakers, and suppliers together to collaborate and guide the rapidly expanding market. Attendees explore emerging trends in policy, exchange best practices in renewable energy procurement and marketing, review the latest technology and market innovations, and help shape the future for renewable energy!
  • LIHI Annual Board Meeting 2019, Lawrence, KS – October 16-18, 2019. LIHI’s Governing Board will be convening in Lawrence, KS for its 2019 Annual Board Meeting. On top of talking all things low impact hydro, the group will be visiting LIHI Certified Facility #15 Bowersock Mills!
  • Shannon Ames, LIHI Executive Director presented “Low Impact Hydropower Certification – Sustainability 101” at the North Shore Technology Council Sustainability Forum Luncheon on Thursday, May 10th in Beverly, MA.
  • LIHI held its first ever regional Hydropower Forum in Boston on February 8, 2018. View summary and presentations.
  • Read Mike Sale’s and Dana Hall’s report “The LIHI Experiment: Certifying “Green” Hydropower since 1999” (Sale-Hall Proceedings Paper 7-20-16 final), presented by Mike Sale at Hydrovision, 2016.
  • LIHI was featured on a webinar panel presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The webinar, presented by CESA’s State-Federal RPS Collaborative, explores the role and treatment of hydropower in RPS across the country. Click here to view.
  • Renewable Energy Markets for Hydropower: Fact or Fiction? by Dana Hall presented on the Renewable Energy Markets panel discussion at HydroVision International 2015.
  • For a presentation on the LIHI program and the role in green markets, please watch Low Impact Hydropower, a Pathway to Green Markets from the Center for Resource Solutions on Vimeo.