Business Briefs: May 6, 2022


Published: 5/5/2022 4:00:56 PM
Modified: 5/5/2022 3:59:25 PM
FirstLight acquires western Pennsylvania facilities

BURLINGTON — FirstLight Power, which has facilities in Northfield and Montague, has acquired two western Pennsylvania hydroelectric facilities from H2O Power, a leading owner and operator of hydroelectric facilities in Ontario, Canada.

Located on the Allegheny River and totaling 31.5 megawatts of baseload capacity, Allegheny 8 and Allegheny 9 are two run-of-river hydroelectric facilities that have provided a source of clean energy to the region for more than three decades, according to a FirstLight press release. The facilities are providing hydropower to the New York market under a long-term power purchase agreement with New York State Electric and Gas Company (NYSEG).

“With several strategic partnerships and acquisitions, 2022 has been an exciting year of growth for FirstLight, and we are pleased to now be able to directly deliver clean energy to New Yorkers on a daily basis through our acquisition of the Allegheny hydroelectric facilities,” Alicia Barton, president and CEO of FirstLight, said in the press release. “We are also excited to welcome the Allegheny Hydro employees to our talented FirstLight team who collectively possess vast experience operating renewable and storage assets — both of which will be vital as we continue our expansion into new markets across North America.”

Cohn & Company welcomes new real estate agent

GREENFIELD — Newly licensed real estate agent Kaitlyn Giard has joined Cohn & Company Real Estate, based at 117 Main St.

Giard is a Franklin County native, having been raised in Ashfield. According to a Cohn & Company press release, she has spent the last 10 years working in the hospitality industry, where she has practiced strong communication skills and developed connections with the community.

Giard discovered a passion for real estate while searching for a home to share with her husband and their baby girl, and is knowledgeable about the perks of being a Franklin County homeowner. To schedule an appointment with Giard, contact Cohn & Company at 413-772-0105.


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