By Constance ThompsonOctober 7, 2021
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installment features market leaders and topics related to accelerating an equitable and just transition to a renewable energy economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, ACORE is highlighting 3 Hispanic-owned member business that are growing in the eco-friendly energy sector.
Today, we are including 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 start Lyssy Energy?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises all started with a favor to my father. 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 sustainable energy designers. We used 2020 to rebrand Lyssy Energy into the business we had always dreamed about. In 2021, we have reestablished ourselves to the world– no longer as an energy service business, but as renewable energy developers with the hope of owning and running utility-scale sustainable energy projects.
Inform us about Lyssy Energy.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an ingenious, independently held, utility-scale designer of solar, wind and battery energy services. Our prime regulation is to add to the acceleration of the energy markets shift to sustainable energy. We concentrate our operations in Texas, where growing population and company development suggest a rapidly growing need for energy. Lyssy Energy thinks that by deploying wind, solar and battery storage, we can maximize our efforts and offer all kinds of renewable energy solutions. This state is our house, and the energy crisis unfolding in our yard is individual. We wish to belong of the solution and help our next-door neighbors throughout the state establish much-needed sources of tidy power. We are well on our method, with 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of tidy, dependable energy including one wind and 3 solar projects presently in advancement and a possible portfolio of 15 GW.
What challenges do you face? Why?
Capital is among the biggest obstacles we deal with at the minute. The wind and the sun supply electrical energy, but capital is what moves everything and everyone else. We require capital for daily operations, and to develop, construct and operate our jobs.
Protecting development capital early is vital in supplying land control and interconnection research studies to get jobs off the ground. We are working hard to develop relationships with big financial investment firms that have a strong interest in renewables and can supply the capital necessary to develop a successful renewable energy task.
How can potential partners work with you?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is open to collaborations or joint endeavors. We are readily available to discuss the need for all types of capital stack with various equity, tax and financial obligation companies that operate in this market and those interested in investing in eco-friendly energy jobs and companies.
How are you making an impact through Lyssy Energy?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises strives to continue building a varied company. We hope to help stabilize the inequalities in our society by connecting to individuals that are historically overlooked and passed over. Females and individuals of color are key to our success, and it is necessary to promote their advancement to positions of management and management.
Lyssy Energy is working with bad communities in rural locations, and we hope to make a distinction by bringing renewable energy projects to locations with high rates of hardship and other susceptible neighborhoods. It is essential 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 everybody shares the benefits.
How has your Accelerate subscription assisted your organization?
Being able to take part in ACOREs Accelerate membership program is a benefit and a delight. The Accelerate Program has actually connected us to some of the greatest and most prominent business in the world, and these connections help offer us the power to make a difference.
For more information about or contact Lyssy Energy Enterprises, go to https://www.lyssyenergy.com/.
In 2021, we have actually 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 sustainable energy jobs.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an innovative, independently held, utility-scale developer of solar, wind and battery energy options. Lyssy Energy thinks that by deploying wind, solar and battery storage, we can maximize our efforts and supply all kinds of eco-friendly energy services. Lyssy Energy is working with bad communities in rural areas, and we hope to make a distinction by bringing sustainable energy tasks to areas with high rates of hardship and other susceptible neighborhoods. It is important for the energy transition to not only change how we produce energy, but to bring the disenfranchised to the center of this technological evolution so everyone shares the advantages.