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Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project and Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project Relicensing



FirstLight Power Resources is licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission) to operate the Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 1889) and the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project (FERC No. 2485).  Both Projects utilize water from the Connecticut River to generate hydroelectric power.  The current FERC licenses for both projects expire on April 30, 2018.  Every 30-50 years, Licensees are required to relicense their hydroelectric facilities with FERC.  By April 30, 2016, two years prior to license expiration, FirstLight is required to file their Final License Applications for both projects.

Learn more about FERC and hydro licensing at

If you would like to send a comment or request to the relicensing Project Manager please fill out the Comment/Request form or email to   

Questions about the relicensing effort, please feel free to contact the following:

John S. Howard
Director FERC Hydro Compliance
Chief Dam Safety Engineer
FirstLight Power Resources Services, LLC.
99 Millers Falls Road
Northfield, MA 01360