By Constance ThompsonOctober 7, 2021
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to share the next installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installment features industry leaders and subjects associated with accelerating an equitable and simply shift to a renewable resource economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, ACORE is highlighting 3 Hispanic-owned member business that are thriving in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are featuring Lyssy Energy Enterprises, a utility-scale renewable resource developer in Texas. The following is a Q&A with Lyssy Energy Co-Founder and COO Katie Garza and Constance Thompson, ACOREs Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs.
What inspired you to start Lyssy Energy?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises all started with a favor to my dad. He asked me to put together an energy lease that would safeguard his land for ranching and farming while offering an extra source of earnings.
A couple years later, we began partnering with renewable resource developers. There were definitely challenges and shortcomings, closed doors and unequal partnerships, but we used this time to truly develop our craft. If we wanted our company to grow and succeed then we would need to take a danger, we recognized that. In 2020, when the world was required to slow down due to the pandemic, we chose to take that threat. We used 2020 to rebrand Lyssy Energy into the company we had always dreamed about. In 2021, we have actually reestablished ourselves to the world– no longer as an energy service company, however as eco-friendly energy designers with the hope of owning and running utility-scale eco-friendly energy jobs.
Inform us about Lyssy Energy.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an innovative, privately held, utility-scale developer of solar, wind and battery energy services. Our prime instruction is to contribute to the acceleration of the energy markets transition to sustainable energy. Lyssy Energy thinks that by deploying wind, solar and battery storage, we can maximize our efforts and supply all kinds of renewable energy solutions.
What difficulties do you deal with? Why?
Capital is among the biggest obstacles we face at the minute. The wind and the sun provide electrical energy, however capital is what moves whatever and everyone else. We need capital for daily operations, and to develop, construct and operate our tasks.
Protecting advancement capital early is important in supplying land control and interconnection studies to get tasks off the ground. We are striving to establish relationships with big financial investment firms that have a strong interest in renewables and can offer the capital necessary to produce a successful renewable resource task.
How can prospective partners work with you?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is open to collaborations or joint ventures. We are readily available to discuss the requirement for all types of capital stack with various equity, tax and debt companies that run in this market and those interested in investing in eco-friendly energy projects and business.
How are you making an impact through Lyssy Energy?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises strives to continue constructing a varied company. We want to help balance the inequalities in our society by connecting to individuals that are historically ignored and passed over. Ladies and people of color are crucial to our success, and it is essential to promote their development to positions of management and leadership.
Lyssy Energy is working with bad communities in rural locations, and we hope to make a difference by bringing eco-friendly energy projects to locations with high rates of hardship and other susceptible communities. It is crucial for the energy transition to not only change how we produce energy, however to bring the disenfranchised to the center of this technological development so everybody shares the benefits.
How has your Accelerate membership helped your organization?
Having the ability to participate in ACOREs Accelerate subscription program is an opportunity and a pleasure. This program has actually supported our efforts to be a part of the service during this unpredictable time in our lives. The Accelerate Program has actually connected us to some of the biggest and most influential business in the world, and these connections assist offer us the power to make a difference. Someday, we wish to return the favor.
For more information about or contact Lyssy Energy Enterprises, check out https://www.lyssyenergy.com/.
In 2021, we have reestablished ourselves to the world– no longer as an energy service company, but as renewable energy designers with the hope of owning and running utility-scale renewable energy tasks.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an ingenious, independently held, utility-scale designer of solar, wind and battery energy services. Lyssy Energy believes that by releasing wind, solar and battery storage, we can optimize our efforts and supply all kinds of eco-friendly energy services. Lyssy Energy is working with poor neighborhoods in rural locations, and we hope to make a difference by bringing renewable energy jobs to locations with high rates of hardship and other susceptible communities. It is essential for the energy shift to not only modification how we produce energy, however to bring the disenfranchised to the center of this technological advancement so everyone shares the benefits.