FirstLight CEO Alicia Barton Featured in Boston Globe article on the future of U.S. offshore wind

November 23, 2020

Over the past two years, several expert studies have described the critical role that clean, large-scale energy storage, like FirstLight Power’s Northfield Mountain facility, can play in supporting the deployment of several thousand megawatts of offshore wind generating capacity to support New England’s aggressive climate goals. FirstLight CEO Alicia Barton is featured in this report […]

Energy New England’s Municipal Utilities Commit to Largest Clean Power Purchase in Region’s History

November 12, 2020

In the largest municipal electric department purchase of clean, renewable power in New England history, 21 public power entities from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont have agreed to purchase 200 million kilowatt-hours per year of hydroelectric power produced by FirstLight Power in Western Massachusetts. The purchase agreement, structured and executed by Energy New England, will […]

FirstLight applauds National Hydropower Association’s “Uncommon Dialogue” environmental initiative

November 2, 2020

Earlier this month, the National Hydropower Association, of which FirstLight is a longstanding and proud member, announced a “Joint Statement of Collaboration on U.S. Hydropower: Climate Solution and Conservation Challenge” developed in collaboration with American Rivers, the World Wildlife Fund, and other environmental and river organizations. The statement represented the culmination of 2 ½ years […]

FirstLight and friends congratulate CEO Alicia Barton for NECA Innovation Award

October 22, 2020

FirstLight CEO Alicia Barton has been receiving warm kudos from energy and environmental leaders for being named the 2020 Innovation Award recipient by the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA). Alicia was formally honored by NECA during an online ceremony on Wednesday evening, Oct. 21. Founded 35 years ago, NECA is New England’s oldest and […]

FirstLight Volunteers Pitch in for 24th Annual “Source to Sea” Cleanup

September 30, 2020

Seven tires, three mattresses, 500 pounds of scrap metal, a couch, and 24 trash bags worth of bottles and cans. Those were just some of the thousands of items of trash collected by 50 volunteers organized by FirstLight Power along the Franklin County stretch of the Connecticut River for the 24th annual “Source to the […]