FirstLight Power teams with Borrego to build solar + storage systems at hydropower facilities

Firstlight Power and Borrego project
2 MW Northfield Mountain Solar Class I renewable solar generation facility located in Western Massachusetts.

Northeast clean energy developer FirstLight Power is partnering with Borrego to build new distributed generation (DG) solar, DG storage, and utility-scale standalone storage at FirstLight’s hydropower facilities in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

“I am thrilled to partner with Borrego to accelerate New England’s path to a fully decarbonized electric grid by advancing innovative new solar and energy storage offerings to customers in Massachusetts and Connecticut,” said Alicia Barton, President and CEO of FirstLight. “Borrego has a long track record of bringing best-in-class renewable energy projects to life, and this partnership will allow FirstLight to build upon our leadership position as the largest owner and operator of energy storage and renewable energy in New England.”

FirstLight operates the largest portfolio of renewable energy generation projects in New England, which includes nearly 1,400 MW of pumped-hydro storage, battery storage, hydroelectric generation, and solar generation.

“Borrego’s partnership with FirstLight will help create innovative hybrid renewables solutions in New England – combining solar and energy storage resources with existing generation,” said Jared Connell, VP of Project Development in New England, of Borrego. “This kind of bold thinking around aggressive decarbonization is a big reason why we’re excited to work with FirstLight.”

The new storage and solar assets are poised to bring flexibility to FirstLight’s existing hydropower portfolio in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The strategic partnership will also bring a new generation of hybrid renewable energy resources to serve New England’s grid.

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