By Constance ThompsonOctober 7, 2021
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installment includes industry leaders and topics associated with accelerating a fair and simply shift to a renewable energy economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, ACORE is highlighting three Hispanic-owned member business that are thriving in the eco-friendly energy sector.
Today, we are featuring 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 began with a favor to my father. He asked me to put together an energy lease that would secure his land for ranching and farming while offering an additional source of income.
A couple years later on, we started partnering with renewable resource developers. There were definitely difficulties and drawbacks, closed doors and unequal partnerships, however we utilized this time to truly refine our craft. If we wanted our service 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 chose to take that risk. We utilized 2020 to rebrand Lyssy Energy into the company we had constantly dreamed about. In 2021, we have 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 renewable resource jobs.
Inform us about Lyssy Energy.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an innovative, independently held, utility-scale developer of solar, wind and battery energy services. Our prime regulation is to contribute to the velocity of the energy industrys shift to sustainable energy. Lyssy Energy believes that by deploying wind, solar and battery storage, we can optimize our efforts and supply all kinds of eco-friendly energy solutions.
What obstacles do you face? Why?
Capital is one of the biggest difficulties we face at the moment. The wind and the sun offer electricity, but capital is what moves whatever and everybody else. We need capital for daily operations, and to develop, construct and operate our jobs.
Securing advancement capital early is essential in providing land control and interconnection studies to get jobs off the ground. We are working hard to establish relationships with large investment companies that have a strong interest in renewables and can provide the capital needed to produce an effective renewable resource job.
How can prospective partners work with you?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is open to partnerships or joint ventures. We are available to discuss the need for all types of capital stack with various equity, tax and financial obligation 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 building a varied company. We want to assist balance the inequalities in our society by reaching out to individuals that are historically disregarded and passed over. Women and people of color are essential to our success, and it is necessary to promote their development to positions of management and leadership.
Lyssy Energy is working with poor communities in rural locations, and we hope to make a difference by bringing eco-friendly energy tasks to locations with high rates of poverty and other vulnerable neighborhoods. It is crucial for the energy shift to not only change how we produce energy, but to bring the disenfranchised to the center of this technological development so everyone shares the benefits.
How has your Accelerate membership assisted your service?
Being able to get involved in ACOREs Accelerate membership program is a privilege and a delight. The Accelerate Program has actually linked us to some of the biggest and most influential business in the world, and these connections assist give us the power to make a distinction.
To find out more about or contact Lyssy Energy Enterprises, see https://www.lyssyenergy.com/.
In 2021, we have actually reestablished ourselves to the world– no longer as an energy service company, but as renewable energy designers with the hope of owning and operating utility-scale eco-friendly energy tasks.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an ingenious, privately held, utility-scale designer of solar, wind and battery energy services. Lyssy Energy believes that by releasing wind, solar and battery storage, we can maximize our efforts and offer all kinds of renewable energy options. Lyssy Energy is working with poor communities in rural locations, and we hope to make a difference by bringing sustainable energy jobs to locations with high rates of poverty and other vulnerable 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 development so everyone shares the benefits.