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

    134

    Otter Creek

    VT

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

    n/a

    Moose River

    ME

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

    n/a

    Monongahela River

    PA

    Review in process. Public Comment period ends May 29, 2022.

    n/a

    Penobscot River

    ME

    Review in process. Public Comment period ends May 28, 2022.

    n/a

    Androscoggin River

    NH

    Final Decision May 19, 2022.

    116

    Susquehanna River

    PA

    Preliminary Decision. Appeal period ends May 25, 2022.

    133

    Housatonic River

    MA

    Final Decision May 13, 2022

    39

    Connecticut River

    NH, VT

    Review in process. Public Comment period ended March 22, 2022.

    2

    Henry's Fork Snake River

    ID

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

    n/a

    Des Moines River

    IA

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