New Member-Only Hydro Program Brokered by RCP/Price Forbes
September 26, 2018, Lexington, MA – The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) announced today
that hydropower operators who have achieved Low Impact Certification from LIHI will be eligible for
discounted insurance from premier insurance provider, Lloyd’s of London. Lloyd’s of London, together
with its partners Risk Consulting Partners and Price Forbes, did an analysis which determined that LIHI’s
eight science-based criteria, systematic compliance and high-quality monitoring program reduce the
safety, ecological, and business risk of Certified projects when compared to non-certified projects.
“We are pleased that these world-class insurance companies recognize the commitment LIHI Certificate
holders have to reducing risk across the board” said Shannon Ames, Executive Director of LIHI. “This
partnership reinforces our premise that environmentally-friendly decisions should be celebrated and
rewarded by markets.”
Bradway Widing of Risk Consulting Partners was instrumental in establishing the program. “As soon as I saw LIHI’s strong leadership, science-based criteria and strong portfolio of Certificate holders, I knew that we were looking at a subset of the hydropower industry that had found a way to minimize in more ways than one,” Widing said. “We look forward to working with LIHI Certificate Holders to offer them this exclusive discounted program in recognition of the benefits of their Low Impact commitment.”
LIHI offers the nation’s only independent certification and verification program for environmentally responsible
hydropower. Founded in 2000, LIHI is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to reducing the impacts of hydropower generation through the certification of hydropower projects that have avoided or reduced their environmental, recreational and cultural impacts pursuant to the Institute’s science-based criteria. LIHI works to identify market incentives for Certificate Holders. Low Impact Certified hydropower is recognized in various voluntary and statutory renewable energy markets
across the nation, offering utility and corporate buyers of green energy an opportunity to purchase high quality, cost-effective hydropower to meet their clean energy goals.
LIHI has granted Low Impact Certification to nearly 200 hydropower facilities located in 23 states and on
84 rivers, and representing 15,000 gigawatt hours of clean, climate-friendly generation since 2000.
For more information on this offering contact:
Bradway Widing, Clean-Tech Energy SVP/Practice Leader, Risk Consulting Partners
Direct: 617.875.4494 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.rcpholdings.com
For more information on the Low Impact Hydropower Institute contact:
Shannon Ames, Executive Director
781-538-4266 / email@example.com / www.lowimpacthydro.org