Lexington, MA (February 12, 2019): On February 12, 2019, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the Pownal Hydroelectric Project.
This decision is preliminary pending the 30-day appeal window. Only those who commented on the initial application during the 60-day comment period are eligible to file an appeal. Such appeal needs to include an explanation as to how the Project does not meet the LIHI criteria. Appeal requests can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Pownal Hydroelectric Project” in the subject line, or by mail addressed to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, 329 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 2, Lexington, MA 02420. All requests will be posted to the website. The applicant will have an opportunity to respond and any response will also be posted. Requests must be received by 5 pm Eastern time on March 14, 2019. The full application and reviewers report are available HERE.
If no appeal requests are received and the decision becomes final, the Certification term for the Project (pending LIHI #149) will be December 7, 2018 through December 6, 2028.