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 […]

Eagles Born at Barton Cove!

May 17, 2019

New Eagles born at Barton Cove! It looks as if we had a hatch at the nest at Barton Cove right around April 9th! Dedicated eagle-watcher Bill Dean was kind enough to share this video from this past weekend — remarkable footage taken under difficult overcast conditions. At least one eaglet, maybe more to come. […]

FirstLight Grant Helps Track Bird Migration in Connecticut

February 26, 2019

Earlier this year, FirstLight awarded $9,000 to the Connecticut Audubon Society to install a Motus antenna at Deer Pond in Sherman, CT. The antenna, which is part of an international wildlife tracking system, will help the Connecticut Audubon Society track and record migration patterns of local birds, bats, and other flying wildlife. The data they […]