April 28, 2021: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved recertification of the Deerfield River Project for a new 10-year term of Low Impact Certification. The certification includes four conditions.
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 “Deerfield River Project” in the subject line, or by mail addressed to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, 1167 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington MA 02476. 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 May 28, 2021. The application and reviewer’s report are available HERE.
If no appeal requests are received and the decision becomes final, the Certification term for the Project will be April 25, 2020 through April 24, 2030.