FirstLight Power Elects Phil Giudice Board Chair

July 10, 2020

FirstLight Power, operator of Northfield Mountain energy storage facility and other hydroelectric, solar, and energy-storage assets in Massachusetts and Connecticut, has elected Phil Giudice as chair of its board of directors. Mr. Giudice is a former Massachusetts Undersecretary of Energy and Commissioner of Energy Resources; a current director of the Northeast Clean Energy Council and […]

FirstLight’s Danny Deane Honored By “Forty Under 40”

May 20, 2020

One of Cabot Hydro Station’s Maintenance Operators, Danny Deane, was honored last week by Business West’s “Forty Under Forty”, which recognizes  rising stars across our region – individuals who excel in business and involvement within the community – and celebrates their accomplishments. Danny not only keeps things humming at Cabot, he also serves as the […]

FirstLight Power to Temporarily Close Public Meeting Spaces and Recreation Areas in Massachusetts and Connecticut

March 13, 2020

  Northfield, MA – FirstLight Power today announced that it is temporarily closing its public recreation facilities at Northfield Mountain, the Turners Falls Fishway, and Shepaug Station, effective immediately. “FirstLight’s first priority is to ensure the safety of our workforce and members of our community who use our trails, indoor public spaces, and restroom facilities,” […]

FirstLight welcomes regional workforce development officials

December 4, 2019

FirstLight Power was delighted to welcome representatives from Greenfield Community College, MassHire Frankllin Hampshire Career Center, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, and the Town of Erving on November 26th for a tour of FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain energy storage facility. The visit also offered GCC’s newly named Chief Workforce Development […]

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 […]

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 […]

FirstLight Acquires Two Energy-Storage Installations, Launches Strategic Partnership with AMS

August 7, 2019

BURLINGTON, Mass., August 5, 2019 – FirstLight Power has acquired Advanced Microgrid Solutions’ (AMS) portfolio of energy-storage installations at Brandeis University and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. The acquisitions, which total 1.3 megawatts (MW) of energy storage capacity, are FirstLight’s first move into battery storage technology. The two systems can operate for two hours […]