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

    2

    Henry's Fork Snake River

    ID

    Review in process. Public Comment period ends March 5, 2022.

    21

    Buffalo River

    ID

    Review in process. Public Comment period ends February 6, 2022.

    n/a

    Des Moines River

    IA

    Review in process. Public Comment period ended January 10, 2022.

    20

    Salmon River

    NY

    Preliminary Decision. Appeal period ends February 19, 2022.

    129

    Presumpscot River

    ME

    Preliminary Decision. Appeal period ends January 20, 2022.

    79


    Sebasticook River

    ME

    Final Decision January 14, 2022

    26

    Pitchfork Falls Creek

    AK

    Final Decision January 5, 2022

    81

    Boise River

    ID

    Final Decision January 5, 2022

    187

    Ohio River

    OH, WV

    Final Decision January 5, 2022

    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

    American River

    CA

    Public comment period closed, awaiting additional information.