Preliminary Decision – Certification of the Freedom Falls Project, pending LIHI #178January 20, 2021
Final Decision – Recertification of the West Branch St. Regis Project, LIHI #27February 11, 2021
February 2, 2021: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has received a complete recertification application from Saywatt Hydroelectric, LLC for the Mechanicsville Project located on the French River in Connecticut.
This is the second time the project will be reviewed using LIHI’s 2nd Edition Handbook. LIHI developed a streamlined application format for such projects to facilitate review in accordance with Section 6.1 of the 2nd Edition Handbook. This review process verifies the information submitted, considers any public comments received when the application is deemed complete, and assesses whether there have been any material changes at the facility or in the LIHI Handbook that affect compliance with the LIHI Criteria.
LIHI is seeking comment on this application. 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 LIHI by e-mail at email@example.com with “Mechanicsville Project Comments” in the subject line, or by mail addressed to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, 1167 Massachusetts Avenue, Office 407, Arlington, MA 02476. Comments must be received at the Institute on or before 5 pm Eastern time on April 4, 2021 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.
The project description and complete application can be found HERE. The current application, the prior recertification application, and the prior review report under the 2nd Edition Handbook, as well as the other relevant documents, can be found in the Files section at the bottom of the project’s webpage.