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 “Source to Sea” Team Cleans Up Connecticut River

October 7, 2019

On September 28th, FirstLight Power fielded a team of 116 wonderful local volunteers to help collect trash and debris along the Gill/Montague stretch of the Connecticut river and its tributaries as part of the 23rd annual “Source to Sea Cleanup”. Every year, more than 2,800 volunteers fan out over 174 miles from the Canadian border […]