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Candlewood Lake owner responds to statements in op-ed

May 21, 2019

An op-ed article written by Robert Stryker and published on May 2 in The News-Times (“Sold again — Old, but lightly used, lake”) incorrectly stated the sale of Candlewood Lake assets owned by FirstLight Power.

There was no sale. The article also incorrectly attributed ownership and management of Candlewood Lake assets to Van Ness Feldman, a Washington, D.C., law firm that represents FirstLight Power in many proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other federal agencies.

Further, the article incorrectly described the relationship between FirstLight Power and H2O Power, a separate hydroelectric generation company operated by FirstLight’s parent company. H2O Power is no longer affiliated with FirstLight beyond our common parent company. Beginning in 2018 FirstLight began operating as a stand alone company here in New England.

In addition, the article incorrectly described the public engagement process FirstLight executed for the Shoreline Management Plan. FirstLight’s stakeholder process exceeded the regulatory requirements through the inclusion of several preliminary informal stakeholder discussions and briefings, an official stakeholder meeting, a noticed public hearing, and two extensions of time for public and stakeholder comment.

Len Greene

Director, Government Affairs

and Communications

FirstLight Power

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