By Constance ThompsonOctober 7, 2021
In 2021, we have reintroduced ourselves to the world– no longer as an energy service business, but as sustainable energy designers with the hope of owning and running utility-scale eco-friendly energy projects.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an innovative, privately held, utility-scale designer of solar, wind and battery energy options. Lyssy Energy thinks that by deploying wind, solar and battery storage, we can optimize our efforts and provide all kinds of sustainable energy services. Lyssy Energy is working with bad communities in rural areas, and we hope to make a distinction by bringing eco-friendly 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 development so everyone shares the benefits.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installment includes market leaders and subjects associated with accelerating an equitable and simply transition to a renewable resource economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, ACORE is highlighting three Hispanic-owned member companies that are prospering in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are featuring Lyssy Energy Enterprises, a utility-scale renewable resource 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 begin 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 offering an extra source of income.
A couple years later, we started partnering with renewable resource developers. There were definitely imperfections and obstacles, closed doors and unequal partnerships, however we used this time to really hone our craft. If we desired our organization to grow and prosper then we would need to take a threat, we realized that. In 2020, when the world was required to slow down due to the pandemic, we chose to take that danger. We utilized 2020 to rebrand Lyssy Energy into the business we had actually constantly dreamed about. In 2021, we have reestablished ourselves to the world– no longer as an energy service business, however as sustainable energy designers with the hope of owning and running utility-scale renewable energy tasks.
Tell us about Lyssy Energy.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an innovative, privately held, utility-scale designer of solar, wind and battery energy services. Our prime instruction is to contribute to the acceleration of the energy markets transition to sustainable energy. We focus our operations in Texas, where growing population and service development mean a quickly growing demand for energy. Lyssy Energy believes that by releasing wind, solar and battery storage, we can optimize our efforts and supply all kinds of renewable energy solutions. This state is our home, and the energy crisis unfolding in our yard is individual. We wish to be a part of the solution and assist our next-door neighbors throughout the state establish much-needed sources of tidy power. We are well on our way, with 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of clean, trustworthy energy consisting of one wind and 3 solar projects presently in advancement and a potential portfolio of 15 GW.
What challenges do you face? Why?
Capital is among the greatest obstacles we face at the moment. The sun and the wind provide electrical power, but capital is what moves everything and everybody else. We need capital for daily operations, and to establish, construct and operate our tasks.
Securing advancement capital early is important in supplying land control and affiliation studies to get tasks off the ground. We are striving to develop relationships with big financial investment firms that have a strong interest in renewables and can supply the capital essential to create a successful sustainable energy task.
How can potential partners work with you?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is open to collaborations or joint endeavors. We are offered to go over the requirement for all types of capital stack with numerous equity, tax and financial obligation companies that run in this industry and those interested in investing in sustainable energy tasks and business.
How are you making an impact through Lyssy Energy?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises strives to continue building a varied business. We intend to help balance the inequalities in our society by connecting to people that are traditionally ignored and passed over. Women and individuals of color are essential to our success, and it is necessary to promote their improvement to positions of management and leadership.
Lyssy Energy is working with bad communities in rural areas, and we hope to make a distinction by bringing sustainable energy jobs to areas with high rates of hardship and other vulnerable neighborhoods. It is crucial for the energy transition to not only modification how we produce energy, however to bring the disenfranchised to the center of this technological development so everybody shares the advantages.
How has your Accelerate subscription assisted your business?
Being able to get involved in ACOREs Accelerate membership program is a delight and a privilege. The Accelerate Program has connected us to some of the most significant and most prominent business in the world, and these connections assist provide us the power to make a difference.
To find out more about or contact Lyssy Energy Enterprises, visit https://www.lyssyenergy.com/.