Pending Applications

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
  6. Cert No.

    Project Name

    River

    State(s)

    Review Status

    27

    Saranac River

    NY

    Review in process. Public comment period ends December 29, 2020

    76

    Quinebaug River

    MA

    Preliminary Decision. Appeal period ends November 15, 2020

    127

    Whitman River

    MA

    Preliminary Decision. Appeal period ends November 29, 2020

    pending #173, 174, 175, 176

    Androscoggin River

    NH

    Preliminary Decision. Appeal period ends November 27, 2020

    pending #172

    Hudson River

    NY

    Preliminary Decision. Appeal period ends November 19, 2020

    n/a

    Hudson River

    NY

    Review in process. Public comment period ended October 2, 2020

    61

    Henry’s Fork, Snake River

    ID

    Prelminary Decision. Appeal period ends October 31, 2020

    171

    Sacandaga River

    NY

    Final Decision October 21, 2020

    18

    Little Tennessee and Cheoah Rivers

    NC, TN

    Final Decision October 21, 2020

    n/a

    Cobbosseecontee Stream

    ME

    Public comment period closed, awaiting additional information

    40

    Connecticut River

    NH, VT

    Public comment period closed, awaiting additional information

    n/a

    Ohio River

    OH, WV

    Public comment period closed, awaiting additional information