Enel, McDonalds ink 189MW solar offtake

Dec 16, 2022 08:43 AM ET
  • Agreement will certainly see the Blue Jay plant in Texas supply the US logistics needs of fast food company
Enel, McDonalds ink 189MW solar offtake
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Enel has signed an agreement to supply the US logistic operations of McDonald's Company with solar electrical energy from its 189W Blue Jay solar plant in Texas.

McDonalds and all five members of the dining establishment chain's North American Logistics Council (Armada, Earp Distribution, Martin Brower, Mile Hi Foods and The Anderson-DuBose Firm) have authorized agreements with Enel North America to buy renewable energy and also the associated RECs from the solar plant in Grimes County.

This suggests the electrical energy lots of McDonald's U.S.A.'s entire logistics supply chain for all its United States restaurants is expected to be 100% supported by renewable energy.

The Blue Jay solar job is anticipated to be completely operational in 2023.

When total, McDonald's as well as its vendors' mixed power purchase is anticipated to amount to an estimated standard of over 470,000 megawatt hrs (MWh) of renewable energy annually.

This is equivalent to avoiding over 170,000 metric tons of carbon exhausts annually or the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from over 80 million trucking miles driven yearly.

"Including Blue Jay solar to our US renewable resource portfolio is one of the many vital steps in our journey to attaining our net zero goals," claimed Bob Stewart, SVP and also Chief Supply Chain Officer, The United States And Canada, at McDonald's.



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