Harrington Park, New Jersey (August 5, 2016) –  On July 11, 2016, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute received a complete application for a new term of Low Impact Certification for the Goat Lake Hydroelectric project.  The application materials can be found HERE.

The Goat Lake Hydroelectric Project is located approximately 6.5 miles northeast of Skagway, Alaska. The lake is situated in a perched cirque valley at El 2925. The lake lies east and south of the Skagway River. The Goat Lake Hydroelectric Project is a storage project with a 4.0 MW capacity that is usually block loaded, but sometimes operated as load following. The lake is used as a reservoir without any dam.

LIHI is seeking public comment on this application.  Specifically, we are interested in knowing whether you think the Goat Lake project continues to meet the LIHI Low Impact Certification Criteria.  Please review the program and criteria in LIHI’s revised Handbook and then review the Project’s 2016 application materials posted on the project page.  Comments that are directly tied to specific LIHI criteria (flows, water quality, fish passage, etc.) will be most helpful, but all comments will be considered.  Comments may be submitted to the Institute by e-mail at comments@lowimpacthydro.org with “Goat Lake Project Comments” in the subject line, or by mail addressed to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, PO Box 194, Harrington Park, New Jersey 07640.  Comments must be received at the Institute on or before 5 pm Eastern time on October 7, 2016 to be considered.  All comments will be posted to the web site and the applicant will have an opportunity to respond.  Any response will also be posted.