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

    Review Status

    64

    Contoocook River

    NH

    Review in process. Public Comment period ends September 14, 2021

    22

    Black Bear Creek

    AK

    Review in process. Public Comment period ends September 14, 2021

    n/a

    n/a - conduit facility

    MA

    Review in process. Public Comment period ends August 27, 2021

    82

    Newfound River

    NH

    Review in process. Public Comment period ends August 21, 2021

    19

    Westfield River

    MA

    Review in process. Public Comment period ends August 20, 2021

    80

    Deerfield River

    MA

    Review in process. Public Comment period ends August 6, 2021

    n/a

    Penobscot River, West Branch

    ME

    Review in process. Public Comment period ends July 27, 2021

    128

    Otter Creek

    VT

    Review in process. Public Comment period ended July 20, 2021

    n/a

    American River

    CA

    Review in process. Public Comment period ended July 23, 2021

    54

    Nashua River

    NH

    Review in process. Public Comment period ended July 9, 2021

    58, 59, 60

    Messalonskee Stream

    ME

    Prelminary Decision. Appeal period ends August 26, 2021

    Pending 179, 180, 181

    White River

    AR

    Prelminary Decision. Appeal period ends July 31, 2021

    122

    Ottauquechee River

    VT

    Prelminary Decision. Appeal period ends August 7, 2021

    124

    Black River

    VT

    Prelminary Decision. Appeal period ends August 5, 2021

    31

    Boulder Creek

    MT

    Prelminary Decision. Appeal period ends August 5, 2021

    77

    Winooski River

    VT

    Prelminary Decision. Appeal period ends August 19, 2021

    126

    Susquehanna River

    PA

    Review in process. Public comment period ended May 1, 2021

    n/a

    Magalloway River

    ME

    Application withdrawn July 21, 2021 until new information is available

    n/a

    Saco River

    ME

    Prelminary Decision. Appeal period ends August 18, 2021

    121

    Merrimack

    MA

    Prelminary Decision. Appeal period ends August 11, 2021

    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