By Constance ThompsonOctober 7, 2021
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installment features market leaders and topics connected to speeding up an equitable and simply shift to a renewable resource economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, ACORE is highlighting three Hispanic-owned member business that are flourishing in the renewable energy sector.
Today, we are featuring Lyssy Energy Enterprises, a utility-scale renewable energy 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 secure his land for ranching and farming while providing an additional source of income.
A couple years later, we began partnering with renewable energy designers. We used 2020 to rebrand Lyssy Energy into the company we had always dreamed about. In 2021, we have reintroduced ourselves to the world– no longer as an energy service company, but as sustainable energy designers with the hope of owning and operating utility-scale eco-friendly energy tasks.
Tell us about Lyssy Energy.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an ingenious, independently held, utility-scale developer of solar, wind and battery energy services. Our prime directive is to contribute to the velocity of the energy industrys transition to sustainable energy. Lyssy Energy believes that by deploying wind, solar and battery storage, we can optimize our efforts and offer all kinds of eco-friendly energy solutions.
What obstacles do you deal with? Why?
Capital is one of the greatest difficulties we deal with at the minute. The sun and the wind offer electrical energy, however capital is what moves everything and everyone else. We require capital for everyday operations, and to develop, construct and operate our projects.
Protecting advancement capital early is necessary in supplying land control and interconnection research studies to get jobs off the ground. We are working hard to establish relationships with large financial investment firms that have a strong interest in renewables and can provide the capital required to create an effective renewable energy job.
How can possible partners do company with you?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is open to partnerships or joint endeavors. We are offered to discuss the need for all types of capital stack with various equity, tax and financial obligation business that run in this market and those interested in investing in eco-friendly energy tasks and companies.
How are you making an impact through Lyssy Energy?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises makes every effort to continue constructing a diverse business. We intend to assist stabilize the inequalities in our society by connecting to people that are historically overlooked and passed over. Ladies and individuals of color are crucial to our success, and it is essential to promote their advancement to positions of management and management.
Poverty is another problem we hope to resolve. Lyssy Energy is working with bad neighborhoods in backwoods, and we hope to make a distinction by bringing renewable resource jobs to areas with high rates of hardship and other susceptible neighborhoods. These tasks supply budget friendly and reputable electricity, and also bring task opportunities and infrastructure development to bad communities. 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 advancement so everyone shares the advantages.
How has your Accelerate membership assisted your business?
Being able to get involved in ACOREs Accelerate subscription program is an advantage and a pleasure. This program has supported our efforts to be a part of the service during this unsure time in our lives. The Accelerate Program has actually connected us to a few of the greatest and most prominent companies on the planet, and these connections help offer us the power to make a distinction. Someday, we want to return the favor.
To get more information about or contact Lyssy Energy Enterprises, see https://www.lyssyenergy.com/.
In 2021, we have reintroduced ourselves to the world– no longer as an energy service company, however as sustainable energy designers with the hope of owning and operating utility-scale renewable energy projects.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an innovative, privately held, utility-scale developer 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 renewable energy solutions. Lyssy Energy is working with bad neighborhoods in rural locations, and we hope to make a distinction by bringing renewable energy jobs to locations with high rates of poverty and other vulnerable communities. 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 advancement so everyone shares the advantages.