Energy New England’s Municipal Utilities Commit to Largest Clean Power Purchase in Region’s History

November 12, 2020

In the largest municipal electric department purchase of clean, renewable power in New England history, 21 public power entities from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont have agreed to purchase 200 million kilowatt-hours per year of hydroelectric power produced by FirstLight Power in Western Massachusetts. The purchase agreement, structured and executed by Energy New England, will […]

A New FirstLight Home for an Injured Bald Eagle

September 10, 2020

Enjoy a look at this extraordinary video! FirstLight Power was honored to play a supporting role in helping this injured bald eagle eaglet return to the wild near our Shepaug Station hydroelectric generating facility in Southbury, Connecticut, in late August. The back story: Last spring an “intruder” female eagle attacked and unfortunately killed another female […]

Happy National Hydropower Day!

August 24, 2020

Happy National Hydropower Day! Together let’s celebrate hydropower and pumped storage – force multipliers that provide the grid with the flexibility needed to integrate other renewables onto the grid. #Hydropower is critical to our clean energy future. #HydroDay

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