New program will provide $1,500 scholarships to five family members of FirstLight employees based on essay submissions detailing how renewable energy impacts their lives

Northfield, MA – June 9, 2023 – FirstLight Power, a leading clean power producer, developer, and energy storage company, today announced the winners of five scholarships to family members of FirstLight employees. Each candidate submitted an essay on how renewable energy impacts their lives. The submissions were reviewed by FirstLight’s culture committee, which was revamped in 2023 with the mission of enhancing employee participation in building a strong company culture. The five recipients were awarded the scholarships during a ceremony held this week at Northfield Mountain.

“FirstLight is committed to making a positive impact on the communities we are a part of, including our very own community of employees,” said Steve Ryan, Director of People and Culture at FirstLight Power. “We were so impressed with the essays from this inaugural class of scholarship recipients, and we are proud to be able to give back to their families and inspire them to learn more about renewable energy.”

Meet the Scholarship Recipients

  • Emily Brydges is from Suffield, CT and currently studies Economics and Mathematics at Wellesley College.
  • Warren Hathaway from Northampton, MA currently studies Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Northeastern University.
  • Mackenzie Collette from Torrington, CT plans to study Business and Communications at the University of Connecticut.
  • Shelby Kosterman is from Bernardston, MA and currently studies Public Health at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
  • Kelsie Booth of Fitchburg, MA will attend Assumption University’s nursing program.

In addition to our role as a leading clean power producer, developer, and energy storage company, FirstLight Power is dedicated to giving back to the communities the company serves. FirstLight has a long history of providing grant opportunities to local environmental, educational, and public safety organizations as well as supporting local lake authorities while collaboratively working with neighboring communities to maintain and improve the local environment.

About FirstLight Power

FirstLight Power (FirstLight) is a leading clean power producer, developer, and energy storage company serving North America. With a diversified portfolio that includes over 1,650 MW of operating renewable energy and energy storage technologies and a development pipeline with 2,000+ MW of solar, battery, and offshore wind projects, FirstLight specializes in hybrid solutions that pair hydroelectric, pumped-hydro storage, utility-scale solar, large-scale battery, and offshore wind assets. The company’s mission is to accelerate the decarbonization of the electric grid by supporting the development, operation, and integration of renewable energy and storage to meet the world’s growing clean energy needs and deliver an electric system that is clean, reliable, affordable, and equitable. Based in Burlington, MA, with operating offices in Northfield, MA, New Milford, CT, and Oshawa, ON, FirstLight is a steward of more than 14,000 acres and hundreds of miles of shoreline along some of the most beautiful rivers and lakes in North America. FirstLight has been wholly owned by PSP Investments since 2016. To learn more, visit or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.