EDF Renewables North America has executed a 20-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Thermo Fisher Scientific. The VPPA covers the full output of the 200 MWac/256 MWdc Millers Branch Solar Project, which is located in Texas and slated for commercial operation in December 2025.
With the addition of Miller’s Branch to Thermo Fisher’s renewable energy procurement portfolio, the company has purchased enough renewable energy to match 100% of its current annual electricity consumption in the United States 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 will also contribute to the local economy. The construction phase will provide job creation, local spending with vendors and an expanded tax base.”
Once complete, the project is expected to generate 545,000 MWh of renewable energy annually.
EDF Renewables, one of the largest renewable developers in North America, is committed to providing solutions to meet our customer’s carbon-reduction goals. With 35 years of experience and 24 GW of wind, solar and storage projects developed, the company provides integrated energy solutions from grid-scale power to electric vehicle charging.
EDF Renewables North America is a market leading independent power producer and service provider. The company delivers grid-scale power: wind (onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic and storage projects; distribution-scale power: solar and storage; asset optimization: technical, operational and commercial expertise to maximize performance of generating projects, and onsite solutions, through the company’s PowerFlex subsidiary, offering a full suite of onsite energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers: solar, storage, EV charging, energy management systems and microgrids. EDF Renewables’ North American portfolio consists of 16 GW of developed projects and 13 GW under service contracts. EDF Renewables North America is a subsidiary of EDF Renewables, the dedicated renewable energy affiliate of the EDF Group.