FirstLight Attends Franklin County Tech Career Fair

November 25, 2019

FirstLight was well represented at the Franklin County Technical School’s recent Career Expo. John Howard and Rich Wilder met with students and discussed potential opportunities at FirstLight and in the energy business.

Utility Dive: How utility-scale energy storage from Northfield Mountain can help Massachusetts achieve climate goals

November 22, 2019

Kavya Balaraman of power industry newsletter Utility Dive reports that a new University of Massachusetts at Lowell study shows “energy storage will be one of the key components of our future electric grid infrastructure,’’ particularly to ensure maximum utilization of offshore wind and other renewables to reduce emissions to Massachusetts’ 2050 target levels. The Associated […]

WCAI Report: “Renewable Energy: What Happens When the Sun Isn’t Shining and the Wind Isn’t Blowing

November 11, 2019

WCAI-FM reporter Sarah Mizes-Tan visited Northfield Mountain to see “New England’s biggest, greenest battery” in operation. Wood Mackenze energy storage expert Dan Finn-Foley told her, “Offshore wind plus energy storage” will be a big part of New England’s energy future. FirstLight Power is actively pursuing partnerships with offshore wind and renewable generators. READ MORE

FirstLight “Source to Sea” Team Cleans Up Connecticut River

October 7, 2019

On September 28th, FirstLight Power fielded a team of 116 wonderful local volunteers to help collect trash and debris along the Gill/Montague stretch of the Connecticut river and its tributaries as part of the 23rd annual “Source to Sea Cleanup”. Every year, more than 2,800 volunteers fan out over 174 miles from the Canadian border […]

FirstLight Hosts Great River Challenge Triathalon in Northfield

October 7, 2019

On October 5th, FirstLight was proud to host the 5th annual “Great River Challenge” Triathlon.  FirstLight teams up with the Northfield Kiwanis Club and Northfield Area Tourism and Business Association (NATABA) to organize the event, which benefits health and wellness and the signature programs of the Northfield Kiwanis Foundation for area children and families. [photo […]

Project WILD and Climate Change Workshop

September 30, 2019

Project WILD and Climate Change On Saturday, November 2nd K – 12 teachers are invited to a Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Climate Change workshop at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton MA. Project WILD and Aquatic WILD are award-winning wildlife oriented curriculum guides for educators of students in grades K-12. This workshop will provide background […]

Annual Drawdown Schedule for Candlewood Lake, Lake Lillinonah, and Lake Zoar

September 9, 2019

Candlewood Lake – For the 2019-2020 winter season FirstLight will conduct a shallow drawdown of Candlewood Lake, which includes Squantz Pond.  In consultation with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Candlewood Lake Authority the drawdown season will begin December 1 and run until the opening […]

Northfield Mountain September Recreation Events

August 23, 2019

Kids Cruise on Board the Heritage Riverboat On Saturday, September 7th from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., celebrate the beginning of fall and a new school year with a children’s cruise on board the Heritage Riverboat.  These cruises are the perfect length for children to get a taste of the river as we head downstream […]