FirstLight CEO Alicia Barton named “Innovation Award” winner by Northeast Energy and Commerce Association

September 11, 2020

FirstLight Power is honored to announce that our CEO, Alicia Barton, has been named the 2020 Innovation Award recipient by the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA). Founded 35 years ago, NECA  is New England’s oldest and most broadly-based, non-profit trade association serving the energy industry, enabling a community of professionals and organizations to share […]

A New FirstLight Home for an Injured Bald Eagle

September 10, 2020

Enjoy a look at this extraordinary video! FirstLight Power was honored to play a supporting role in helping this injured bald eagle eaglet return to the wild near our Shepaug Station hydroelectric generating facility in Southbury, Connecticut, in late August. The back story: Last spring an “intruder” female eagle attacked and unfortunately killed another female […]

FirstLight CEO Alicia Barton Receives U.S. Energy Storage Association Award

August 24, 2020

The U.S. Energy Storage Association, the national trade association for the American energy storage industry, announced that FirstLight Power’s CEO Alicia Barton has been awarded the Phil Symons Energy Storage Award. The Phil Symons Energy Storage Award is presented each year to a recipient for their individual contributions to the advancement of energy storage. Alicia Barton was […]

Happy National Hydropower Day!

August 24, 2020

Happy National Hydropower Day! Together let’s celebrate hydropower and pumped storage – force multipliers that provide the grid with the flexibility needed to integrate other renewables onto the grid. #Hydropower is critical to our clean energy future. #HydroDay

New report shows big environmental, economic benefits from increased Northfield Mountain operation

July 23, 2020

A competitively-bid contract that ensures two of Northfield Mountain’s four pumped-storage hydroelectric units operate during periods of highest-cost electricity would help Massachusetts achieve major savings in energy costs and carbon emissions and maximize the benefits of future offshore wind power, according to a new report by Energyzt Advisors LLC. Massachusetts ratepayers could save $220 million […]