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

    25

    Deschutes River

    OR

    Review in process. Public Comment period ends January 15, 2023

    n/a

    Ohio River

    OH, WV

    Review in process. Public Comment period ends November 25, 2022

    n/a

    Ohio River

    OH, KY

    Review in process. Public Comment period ends November 25, 2022

    14A

    Raquette River

    NY

    Review in process. Public Comment period ended October 29, 2022

    Pending 192

    Deer River

    NY

    Preliminary Decision - Appeal period ends December 10, 2022

    n/a

    Moose River

    ME

    Review in process. Public Comment period ended May 30, 2022

    40

    Connecticut River

    NH, VT

    Public comment period closed, awaiting additional information.

    n/a

    American River

    CA

    Public comment period closed, awaiting additional information.