Program Updates

The Low Impact Hydropower Institute consistently strives to update and improve the Low Impact Hydropower Certification Program utilizing input from its stakeholders in the hydropower industry, government agencies, environmental NGOs, and the communities associated with Certified Facilities. Any changes to the Certification Program are reviewed by governance and staff. Changes are then open to public comment and reviewed by any interested parties. Please see below for more information on recent substantive reviews of the Low Impact Hydropower Certification Program including the review process and public comments received.


Proposed in October 2020

Proposal - New Recertification Process


Proposed in March 2019

Proposal to Expand Eligibility for New Construction

Public comment period is open. Comments must be received by January 27, 2021.

Review and public comment has been completed.