CO2 emissions avoided
Renewable and clean
CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Eurus was built and is operated onsite by ACCIONA Energía México as a self-supply project for CEMEX, with a production capacity large enough to cover 25% of the energy needs of the Mexican company's cement plants.
In addition to the renewable and clean nature of the energy generated, the added value of Eurus from a social and environmental point of view lies in its positive interaction with its surroundings. In 2015 the project won the BID Infraestructura 360° award for the Impact on Population and Leadership category, which recognizes the noteworthy sustainability practices in infrastructure investments in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Location: La Venta, Juchitán, Oaxaca (Mexico)
- Total power: 250.5 MW
- Start-up: 2009
- Model: ACCIONA Windpower AW 70/1500
- Rotor diameter: 70 m
- Wind class: IEC Ia
- Installation of 167 wind turbines.
- This avoids the annual emission of 600,000 tons of CO2.
- Covers 25% of the energy needs of Cemex cement plants.
- 18.5-km, 230-kV transmission line.