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Massachusetts to Provide Funding to Upgrade its Hydropower Facilities

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center announced a grant funding opportunity to help upgrade existing hydropower facilities and eventually obtain either a certification by the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) or qualify for Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard.

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A Maryland city to build low-head hydro using its raw water line

The City of Frostburg in northwestern Maryland, has obtained an exemption from license to develop hydropower at the city’s municipal raw water line, discharging water from the hydro plant to the raw water reservoir. The City can now start constructing the 75 kilowatt project.

The City’s application to FERC states that the plant will operate automatically only when water is being pumped from the Piney Run Dam and/or Savage Mountain supply wells to the raw water supply reservoir.

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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).

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