June 21, 2022: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved the Vergennes Project (LIHI #134) located on Otter Creek in Vermont for a new 10-year term of Low Impact Certification. The complete application and reviewer report can be found HERE.
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 email@example.com with “Vergennes Project” in the subject line, or by mail addressed to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, 1167 Massachusetts Ave, Office 407, 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 July 21, 2022.
If no appeal requests are received and the decision becomes final, the Certification term for the Project will be December 30, 2021 through December 29, 2031.