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 […]

FirstLight Power And Employees Donate Over $12,000 to Local Food Banks

April 20, 2020

FirstLight Power announced today that its employees, matched by company funds and a personal match from the company’s CEO, donated over $12,000 to nine local food banks in the company’s food drive to support local communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts. “We are so proud of the whole FirstLight team who stepped forward in this time […]

FirstLight Power Announces Fish Passage Operations for 2020

April 8, 2020

FirstLight Power, the owner and operator of the dam at Turners Falls, is preparing for the spring fish passage per the 2020 Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission (CRASC) guidelines.  The CRASC schedule of fishway operations indicates that Turners Falls upstream fishways will open once 50 shad have passed through Holyoke.  Following guidance from local, state, […]

FirstLight Power Hosts “Winter Wildlife Detectives” Family Adventure

February 18, 2020

FirstLight Power’s “Winter Wildlife Detectives” program was featured on the front page of the Greenfield Recorder:  https://www.recorder.com/Northfield-educator-teaches-tracking-animals-in-the-snow-32563048 A fun family adventure led by local educator Kathy Richards, kids learn about the different animals in our area and the tracks they make, and get to explore the trails at FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center.  […]

FirstLight Event Supports Raptor Rescue in Massachusetts

January 29, 2020

FirstLight Power was delighted to partner with the Northfield Bird Club for an event January 14 that attracted 86 attendees–and raised more than $1,100 for rehabilitating sick and injured hawks and owls to return to the wild! Tom Ricardi of the Massachusetts Bird of Prey Raptor Rehabilitation Facility in Conway was our special guest, and […]

Happy New Year from all of us at FirstLight Power!

January 1, 2020

We can think of no better way to celebrate the New Year in New England than a walk in the woods, illustrated by this picture of sunny Rose Ledge in Erving, MA, taken after our recent snow storm by our FLP colleague and gifted nature photographer, Beth Pelton.  Come out and visit us at Northfield […]

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 […]