EDF Renewables North America announced a 20-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science.
The VPPA covers the full output of the 200-megawatt ac/256 MWdc Millers Branch Solar Project, which is located in Texas and slated for operation in December 2025. Thermo Fisher, as part of renewable energy procurement strategy, has purchased enough renewable energy to match 100 percent of its annual electricity consumption in the U.S. by 2026.
“The purchase of low carbon electricity from Millers Branch Solar supports Thermo Fisher’s progress toward its net-zero commitment,” said Valerie Barros, Senior Director of Origination and Power Marketing at EDF Renewables.
The project is expected to generate 545,000 MWh of renewable energy annually, enough to meet the consumption of nearly 51,000 average homes. This is equivalent to avoiding over 386,000 metric tons of carbon (CO₂) emissions annually which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from over 83,000 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year.