Lexington MA (September 26, 2019): The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has preliminarily approved Low Impact Recertification for the Ashuelot River/Lower Robertson Hydroelectric Projects.

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 comments@lowimpacthydro.org with “Ashuelot River/Lower Robertson Hydroelectric Projects” in the subject line, or by mail addressed to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, 329 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 6, 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 October 26, 2019.  The full application and reviewers report are available below.

If no appeal requests are received and the decision becomes final, the Certification term for the Projects will be June 29, 2019 for a term of eight (8) years, which will expire on June 28, 2027.