FirstLight CEO Alicia Barton Featured in Boston Globe article on the future of U.S. offshore wind

November 23, 2020

Over the past two years, several expert studies have described the critical role that clean, large-scale energy storage, like FirstLight Power’s Northfield Mountain facility, can play in supporting the deployment of several thousand megawatts of offshore wind generating capacity to support New England’s aggressive climate goals. FirstLight CEO Alicia Barton is featured in this report […]

FirstLight applauds National Hydropower Association’s “Uncommon Dialogue” environmental initiative

November 2, 2020

Earlier this month, the National Hydropower Association, of which FirstLight is a longstanding and proud member, announced a “Joint Statement of Collaboration on U.S. Hydropower: Climate Solution and Conservation Challenge” developed in collaboration with American Rivers, the World Wildlife Fund, and other environmental and river organizations. The statement represented the culmination of 2 ½ years […]

FirstLight and friends congratulate CEO Alicia Barton for NECA Innovation Award

October 22, 2020

FirstLight CEO Alicia Barton has been receiving warm kudos from energy and environmental leaders for being named the 2020 Innovation Award recipient by the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA). Alicia was formally honored by NECA during an online ceremony on Wednesday evening, Oct. 21. Founded 35 years ago, NECA is New England’s oldest and […]

FirstLight Volunteers Pitch in for 24th Annual “Source to Sea” Cleanup

September 30, 2020

Seven tires, three mattresses, 500 pounds of scrap metal, a couch, and 24 trash bags worth of bottles and cans. Those were just some of the thousands of items of trash collected by 50 volunteers organized by FirstLight Power along the Franklin County stretch of the Connecticut River for the 24th annual “Source to the […]

FirstLight CEO Alicia Barton named “Innovation Award” winner by Northeast Energy and Commerce Association

September 11, 2020

FirstLight Power is honored to announce that our CEO, Alicia Barton, has been named the 2020 Innovation Award recipient by the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA). Founded 35 years ago, NECA  is New England’s oldest and most broadly-based, non-profit trade association serving the energy industry, enabling a community of professionals and organizations to share […]

FirstLight CEO Alicia Barton Receives U.S. Energy Storage Association Award

August 24, 2020

The U.S. Energy Storage Association, the national trade association for the American energy storage industry, announced that FirstLight Power’s CEO Alicia Barton has been awarded the Phil Symons Energy Storage Award. The Phil Symons Energy Storage Award is presented each year to a recipient for their individual contributions to the advancement of energy storage. Alicia Barton was […]

New report shows big environmental, economic benefits from increased Northfield Mountain operation

July 23, 2020

A competitively-bid contract that ensures two of Northfield Mountain’s four pumped-storage hydroelectric units operate during periods of highest-cost electricity would help Massachusetts achieve major savings in energy costs and carbon emissions and maximize the benefits of future offshore wind power, according to a new report by Energyzt Advisors LLC. Massachusetts ratepayers could save $220 million […]

FirstLight Power Reopens Campgrounds at Barton Cove and Munns Ferry

July 23, 2020

FirstLight Power announced that its campgrounds at Barton Cove and Munns Ferry are now accepting reservations for camping, beginning Friday July 17 for camping starting July 18th.  Half of the campsites will be left empty to allow for social distancing, and the larger 30-person group sites will remain closed for the time being, in keeping […]

FirstLight Power names Alicia Barton as new CEO

July 15, 2020

Former CEO of NYSERDA and Mass. Clean Energy Center, accomplished energy and environmental leader BURLINGTON, Mass., July 15, 2020–FirstLight Power, operator of the Northfield Mountain energy storage facility and other hydroelectric, solar, and energy-storage assets in Massachusetts and Connecticut, has named Alicia Barton its new chief executive officer, effective Aug. 3. Ms. Barton served most […]

FirstLight Power Backs Offshore Wind Transit Plan at BOEM Hearing

July 10, 2020

At a U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management “virtual hearing” July 9, FirstLight Power put our support behind a plan for maritime navigation intended to accelerate the development of thousands of megawatts of offshore wind off the coast of New England. Speaking for FirstLight, Director of Government Affairs and Communications Len Greene endorsed the plan […]