EDF Renewables North America has sealed a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with fast food giant McDonald’s Corporation for 332MW on a direct current basis to help it meet sustainability goals and advance a climate action commitment.

VPPAs allow corporate renewable buyers to commit to green energy without taking physical delivery of the electricity and are based on variable-priced cash flow and renewable energy certificates (RECs).

The deal is linked to EDF’s Apollo Solar facility that is scheduled to begin commercial operation in June 2024.