Kezar Falls Project in Maine Seeks LIHI Certification


The operator of the Kezar Falls Hydroelectric Project (P-9340) has applied for low-impact certification of its 1MW project located on the Ossipee River at Kezar Falls, Maine before the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI).

LIHI is now seeking public comments on the application for certification. In its notice, LIHI states that the project operates in a run-of-river mode for the protection of water quality, aquatic resources, and aesthetic values in the Ossipee River. Comments are due before LIHI by January 14, 2011. For more details about the application and to learn how to submit comments, read the notice.

The Kezar Falls Hydroelectric Project is comprised of an upper and lower development that consist of two dams that have existed on the project site since before 1869.  The dams were converted to hydroelectric facilities in the early 1900's.