By Constance ThompsonOctober 7, 2021
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is delighted to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installment includes industry leaders and topics connected to speeding up a fair and just shift to a renewable energy economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, ACORE is highlighting three Hispanic-owned member companies that are flourishing in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are including Lyssy Energy Enterprises, a utility-scale eco-friendly energy designer 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 daddy. He asked me to put together an energy lease that would protect his land for ranching and farming while providing an additional income source. Prior to we knew it, my spouse and I were assisting others in the exact same situation. So, we made it main, started a business and got to work.
A couple years later on, we started partnering with renewable energy designers. There were certainly challenges and imperfections, closed doors and unequal partnerships, however we used this time to actually develop our craft. If we wanted our company to grow and be successful then we would require to take a threat, we recognized that. In 2020, when the world was forced to decrease due to the pandemic, we decided to take that danger. We utilized 2020 to rebrand Lyssy Energy into the company we had actually always dreamed about. In 2021, we have actually reestablished ourselves to the world– no longer as an energy service business, but as sustainable energy developers with the hope of owning and operating utility-scale eco-friendly energy jobs.
Inform us about Lyssy Energy.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an innovative, independently held, utility-scale designer of solar, wind and battery energy options. Our prime directive is to contribute to the acceleration of the energy industrys shift to sustainable energy. Lyssy Energy thinks that by deploying wind, solar and battery storage, we can optimize our efforts and supply all kinds of renewable energy options.
What obstacles do you face? Why?
Capital is one of the biggest obstacles we face at the minute. The wind and the sun supply electricity, however capital is what moves whatever and everybody else. We need capital for everyday operations, and to establish, construct and operate our projects.
Securing development capital early is important in offering land control and interconnection research studies to get projects off the ground. We are working hard to develop relationships with large investment companies that have a strong interest in renewables and can supply the capital needed to develop an effective renewable resource project.
How can possible partners do company with you?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is open to collaborations or joint endeavors. We are available to go over the requirement for all types of capital stack with various equity, tax and debt companies that operate in this industry and those interested in investing in eco-friendly energy tasks and companies.
How are you making an impact through Lyssy Energy?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises strives to continue developing a varied company. We intend to assist stabilize the inequalities in our society by reaching out to individuals that are traditionally overlooked and passed over. Women and individuals of color are essential to our success, and it is necessary to promote their development to positions of management and management.
Hardship is another problem we hope to attend to. Lyssy Energy is working with poor neighborhoods in backwoods, and we wish to make a distinction by bringing eco-friendly energy projects to locations with high rates of hardship and other vulnerable communities. These tasks provide budget friendly and trustworthy electrical power, and likewise bring task opportunities and infrastructure advancement to bad neighborhoods. It is necessary for the energy transition to not only modification how we produce energy, however to bring the disenfranchised to the center of this technological advancement so everybody shares the advantages.
How has your Accelerate subscription assisted your service?
Being able to get involved in ACOREs Accelerate membership program is a delight and a privilege. The Accelerate Program has actually connected us to some of the greatest and most prominent business in the world, and these connections help give us the power to make a distinction.
To learn more 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 business, however as eco-friendly energy developers with the hope of owning and running utility-scale eco-friendly energy jobs.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an ingenious, privately held, utility-scale developer of solar, wind and battery energy solutions. Lyssy Energy thinks that by releasing wind, solar and battery storage, we can maximize our efforts and provide all kinds of sustainable energy solutions. Lyssy Energy is working with bad neighborhoods in rural areas, and we hope to make a distinction by bringing eco-friendly energy jobs to areas with high rates of poverty and other susceptible neighborhoods. It is essential for the energy transition to not only modification how we produce energy, however to bring the disenfranchised to the center of this technological evolution so everyone shares the advantages.