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 […]

FirstLight VP Tom Kaslow to Join NECA “Energy Security” Policy Webcast

June 9, 2020

The Northeast Energy and Commerce Association has invited FirstLight Vice President of Market Policy Tom Kaslow to join its June 10 online webcast panel discussion about energy security policies. As owner and operator of Northfield Mountain, the pumped-storage hydropower facility that can begin producing power for 1 million homes with less than 10 minutes notice, […]

FirstLight Power Announces Limited Reopening of   Recreation Facilities

June 1, 2020

FirstLight Power today announced updates to the availability of its recreation facilities in Massachusetts in accordance with Governor Baker’s Phase I reopening guidelines, effective immediately. The facilities at Northfield Mountain, Riverview Park, and Barton Cove are now open for trail and open space use only. Restroom facilities and picnic tables at these parks are not […]

FirstLight Power Reminds Public to Practice Safe Boating

May 15, 2020

With the seasonal boat barrier now reinstalled on the Connecticut River above the dam at Barton Cove in Gill and Montague, Massachusetts, FirstLight Power is urging the boating public to practice safety and exercise caution when enjoying this popular warm-weather recreational resource. “Memorial Day is the traditional start of boating season, but river currents can […]

FirstLight Power Announces Updated List of Recreational Closures

May 4, 2020

Burlington, Massachusetts, May 1, 2020 – FirstLight Power today announced updates to the availability of its recreation facilities in Massachusetts and Connecticut. “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,” said FirstLight Spokesman Len Greene.  “Public use […]