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EURUS Wind Farm

EURUS Wind Farm

People and Leadership Award

  • Author: Zofnass Program
  • Date Posted: 2015
  • Category:
  • Address: La Venta, MEXICO

Research director:

Dr. Andreas Georgoulias


Research core team:

Cristina Contreras, ENV-SP

Judith Rodriguez, ENV-SP


Case study written by:

Arianna Galan, Master in Architecture I 16´



Laurel Schwab, Masters in Urban Planning 16′

Anthony Stahl, MDesS Real Estate and the Built Environment 16´ 

US $560 million investment

350250.5 MW

48 Ha with 167 wind turbines of 1.5 MW

600,000 tons of CO2/year reduction

EURUS S.A.P.I. Wind Farm has been developed as one of the largest wind farms in the world, and it will cover 25% of the energy needs of CEMEX in Mexico. The project is located in La Venta, Mexico, and will utilize a total of 48 hectares within a site of 2,658 hectares. The wind farm operates with 167 wind turbines of 1,5 MW each, associated control facilities, and connected to the national grid through a 230 kV transmission line to the Juchitán II substation. This 250.5 MW wind power project generates 989,5 GWh of renewable energy every year, the equivalent of providing energy for a population of 500,000 residents with 25% less emissions. EURUS S.A.P.I. will help facilitate Mexico’s transition to a low carbon economy and prevent the emission of 600,000 tons of CO2 every year. The project has also spearheaded a strong social management program with a community investment plan focused in promoting self-employment, education, and community collaboration in La Venta through workshops, training sessions, construction projects, and other initiatives respecting the local customs and cultural heritage.