Untitled Document

LIHI certifies two small hydropower plants to end 2013


The Low Impact Hydropower Institute's governing board awarded low-impact certification status to two projects in December.

Included are the Methuen Falls hydroelectric plant, located on the Spicket River in Methuen, Mass., and the Indian Orchard plant, located on the Chicopee River in Ludlow, Mass.

Each certification is valid for five years, during which time operators of each project must comply with a number of LIHI obligations.

The 357-kW Methuen Falls plant is owned by the Olson Electric Development Company Inc. Meanwhile, Indian Orchard is a 3.7 MW project owned by Essential Power LLC.

LIHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the environmental impacts of hydropower generation through the certification of hydropower projects that have avoided or reduced their environmental impacts pursuant to the institute’s criteria.

The voluntary LIHI program is designed to help consumers identify environmentally sound, low-impact hydropower facilities. Certification under the program means the owner can market the project as a certified low-impact facility.

For more small hydropower news, visit here.

Latest Slideshow

Your Picture Here: Send Us Your Dam Selfie

View Slideshow >>

more slideshows >>   

Hydro Whitepapers

Hydro Industry Financials

Most Read Articles

Recent Comments

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours
To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

Volume 34, Issue 3
Volume 23, Issue 2

Archived Articles

2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 2011 | 2012 | 2013
Hydro Review Past Issues

Buyers Guide Products

Knight Piesold Water Quality Monitoring/Modeling

We provide specialist technical expertise in wa...

Buyers Guide Companies

Reservoir Environmental Management Inc

We know Hydro. We know DO, TDG, GHGs, algae and...

Instrumenttjenesten A/S - ITAS

Supplies instruments, sensors and specially des...

YSI Inc - a Xylem brand

Provides rugged water quality and velocity inst...

Mettler-Toledo Thornton Inc

Provides pure water treatment instrumentation f...