November 19, 2020: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification (pending LIHI #177) for the Sherman Island Hydroelectric Project located on the Hudson River in New York.
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 “Sherman Island Project” in the subject line, or by mail addressed to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute,1167 Massachusetts Avenue, 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 December 19, 2020.
The full application and review report are available HERE. If no appeal requests are received the certification term will be July 10, 2020 through July 9, 2025.