Lexington MA (May 3, 2018): The Willamette Falls Hydroelectric project has received preliminary approval for a new 10-year term of Low Impact Certification.

As provided for in the LIHI 2nd Edition Certification Handbook, the Preliminary Decision, along with the Application Reviewer’s report and (if prepared) report of the Executive Director, will be posted on the Institute’s web page for the Project for 30 days during which time those who provided comments during the application’s 60-day public comment period can appeal the decision. Any appeal must include specific reasons why the appellant believes the hydropower facility does not meet one or more criteria. Appeal requests can be submitted by email to comments@lowimpacthydro.org with “Willamette Falls 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 and the applicant will have an opportunity to respond. Any response will also be posted. Requests must be received by 5 pm Eastern time on June 2, 2018. 

If no appeal requests are received and the decision becomes final, the new term for the Willamette Falls project will be November 2, 2017 through November 1, 2027.