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If the French go down, do the lights dim in New England?

GDF SUEZ lights up New England

Northfield Mountain, Massachusetts

The world’s largest utility after taking control of Britain’s International Power, the company was initially formed by the merger of Gaz de France and Suez on 22 July 2008. wikipedia.com

FirstLight Power Resources

20 Church Street, 16th Floor                                                                      Please contact us at (860) 895-6900.
Hartford, CT 06103

Power Generation

FirstLight Power Resources is the owner and operator of a diverse portfolio of predominantly hydro-generation in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

FirstLight Power Resources’s 15 power generators located at 14 sites produce a total generating output of 1,442 megawatts. This includes:

Generation Type Output 
Pumped hydro storage 1,109 MW
Coal-fired 146 MW
Hydroelectric 167 MW
Jet-powered 20 MW
Total 1442 MW

GDF SUEZ develops its businesses around a model based on responsible growth to confront the great energy and environmental challenges: meeting energy needs, insuring the security of supply, fighting against climate change, and optimizing the use of resources.

The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals, cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas supply sources, flexible and low CO2 emission electricity production , and unique expertise in four key sectors: liquefied natural gas, energy efficiency services, independent electricity production and environmental services.

GDF SUEZ has 219,100 employees worldwide and 2010 revenues of  €84.5 Billion. Listed in Brussels, Luxembourg and Paris, the Group is represented in the leading international indexes: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Stoxx 50, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, ASPI Eurozone and ECPI Ethical Index EMU.

Key figures at June 30, 2011

  • 219 100 employees in nearly 70 countries (of which 62,400 in electricity and natural gas and 156,700 in services)
  • €84.5 billion in 2010 revenues
  • €11 billion in investments annually for the period 2011-2013
  • More than 1,100 researchers and 9 R&D centers


No. 1 independent power producer in the world

  • 114.5 GW of installed production capacity
  • 18.4% of capacity production from renewable or recycled energy sources