Low Impact Certification means that the hydropower facility has been found by the Institute to meet or exceed the Institute’s Certification Criteria which address eight key areas: ecological flow regimes, water quality, upstream fish passage, downstream fish passage and protection, shoreline and watershed protection, threatened and endangered species protection, cultural and historic resource protection and recreational resources. Certification is designed to provide consumers with assurance that a facility has avoided or reduced their environmental impacts pursuant to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute’s criteria. Once certified, the owner or operator can market the power from the facility to consumers as produced by a LIHI Certified(R) Facility. Certification from the Institute may also qualify the power produced for other “green” energy certification programs (click on the linked names to learn more about each project).

Application Stages:

  1. Review in Process
  2. Public Comment Period
  3. Preliminary Decision
  4. Appeal Period
  5. Final Decision

Applications Under Review:

Cert No. Project Name

(click on name for hyperlink to Project information)

River State(s) Review Status
n/a Milo Sebec River ME Review in process. Public comment period ends March 3, 2020
120 Gregg’s Falls Piscataquog River NH Review in process. Public comment period ends March 3, 2020
115 Glendale Housatonic River MA Review in process. Public comment period ends February 14, 2020
117 Clement Dam Winnipesaukee River NH Review in process. Public comment period ends January 26, 2020
52 Penacook Upper Falls Contoocook River NH Review in process. Public comment period ends January 25, 2020
n/a American Tissue Cobbosseecontee Stream ME Review in process. Public comment period ended January 12, 2020
16 Winooski One Winooski River VT Review in process. Public comment period ended December 20, 2019.
42 Dodge Falls Connecticut River NH/VT Review in process. Public comment period ended December 13, 2019.
43 Deer Island n/a – Boston Harbor MA Review in process. Public comment period ended December 7, 2019.
48 Androscoggin River Androscoggin River ME Review in process. Public comment period ended December 3, 2019.
Pending

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Millinocket-Dolby West Branch of the Penobscot River ME Preliminary Decision January 6, 2020. Appeal period ends February 6, 2020.
112 Indian Orchard Chicopee River MA Final Decision January 6, 2020
13 Hoosic River Hoosic River NY Final Decision January 6, 2020
63 School Street Mohawk River NY Preliminary Decision January 6, 2020. Appeal period ends February 5, 2020.
14B Middle Raquette Raquette River NY Preliminary Decision January 6, 2020. Appeal period ends February 5, 2020.
14C Lower Raquette Raquette River NY Preliminary Decision January 6, 2020. Appeal period ends February 5, 2020.
165 Hanover Pond Dam Quinnipiac River CT Final Decision January 6, 2020
40 Vernon Connecticut River NH, VT Public comment period closed, awaiting additional information
n/a Willow Island Ohio River OH, WV Public comment period closed, awaiting additional information