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 […]

FirstLight Attends Franklin County Tech Career Fair

November 25, 2019

FirstLight was well represented at the Franklin County Technical School’s recent Career Expo. John Howard and Rich Wilder met with students and discussed potential opportunities at FirstLight and in the energy business.

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 Hosts Great River Challenge Triathalon in Northfield

October 7, 2019

On October 5th, FirstLight was proud to host the 5th annual “Great River Challenge” Triathlon.  FirstLight teams up with the Northfield Kiwanis Club and Northfield Area Tourism and Business Association (NATABA) to organize the event, which benefits health and wellness and the signature programs of the Northfield Kiwanis Foundation for area children and families. [photo […]

Project WILD and Climate Change Workshop

September 30, 2019

Project WILD and Climate Change On Saturday, November 2nd K – 12 teachers are invited to a Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Climate Change workshop at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton MA. Project WILD and Aquatic WILD are award-winning wildlife oriented curriculum guides for educators of students in grades K-12. This workshop will provide background […]

Northfield Mountain September Recreation Events

August 23, 2019

Kids Cruise on Board the Heritage Riverboat On Saturday, September 7th from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., celebrate the beginning of fall and a new school year with a children’s cruise on board the Heritage Riverboat.  These cruises are the perfect length for children to get a taste of the river as we head downstream […]

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 […]

The Franklin County Boat Club’s “Christmas in July”

July 30, 2019

FirstLight Power was delighted support the Franklin County Boat Club’s fun, festive, and colorful “Christmas in July” event in Barton Cove on July 29, at which sailors decorate their boats with holiday lights and stage a friendly competition for best decorations awards. The Greenfield Recorder put together this slideshow with lots of wonderful photos from […]