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

    n/a

    Hudson River

    NY

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

    n/a

    Hudson River

    NY

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

    61

    Henry’s Fork, Snake River

    ID

    Review in process. Public comment period ends September 11, 2020.

    n/a

    Sacandaga River

    NY

    Review in process. Public comment period ends August 25, 2020.

    18

    Little Tennessee and Cheoah Rivers

    NC, TN

    Review in process. Public comment period ended July 26, 2020.

    118

    Suncook River

    NH

    Review in process. Public comment period ended July 18, 2020.

    123

    Winnipesaukee River

    NH

    Preliminary Decision. Appeal period ends August 30, 2020.

    51

    Arkansas River

    AR

    Review in process. Public comment period ended July 6, 2020.

    17

    Gauley River

    WV

    Review in process. Public comment period ended July 6, 2020.

    15

    Kansas River

    KS

    Final Decision August 4, 2020

    n/a

    Chicopee River

    MA

    Review in process. Public comment period ended June 12, 2020.

    11

    Blackstone River

    RI

    Final Decision July 28, 2020

    169

    Saco River

    ME

    Final Decision July 28, 2020

    45

    Hood River

    OR

    Final Decision July 24, 2020

    109

    South Fork, Rogue River

    OR

    Final Decision July 28, 2020

    68

    Westfield River

    MA

    Final Decision July 10, 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