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 associated with speeding up an equitable and just transition to an eco-friendly energy economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, ACORE is highlighting 3 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 begin Lyssy Energy?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises all began 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 supplying an additional source of earnings.
A couple years later on, we started partnering with renewable energy developers. There were definitely shortcomings and difficulties, closed doors and unequal partnerships, however we utilized this time to really develop our craft. If we wanted our business to grow and succeed then we would require to take a risk, we understood that. In 2020, when the world was required to slow down due to the pandemic, we chose to take that threat. We used 2020 to rebrand Lyssy Energy into the company we had actually always dreamed about. In 2021, we have reintroduced ourselves to the world– no longer as an energy service company, but as renewable resource developers with the hope of owning and running utility-scale renewable resource jobs.
Tell us about Lyssy Energy.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an innovative, privately held, utility-scale designer of solar, wind and battery energy solutions. Our prime instruction is to contribute to the acceleration of the energy industrys transition to sustainable energy. Lyssy Energy thinks that by releasing wind, solar and battery storage, we can maximize our efforts and supply all kinds of sustainable energy solutions.
What obstacles do you deal with? Why?
Capital is one of the biggest difficulties we face at the moment. The sun and the wind offer electrical power, but capital is what moves everything and everybody else. We require capital for daily operations, and to establish, construct and operate our projects.
Securing advancement capital early is essential in supplying land control and affiliation research studies to get tasks off the ground. We are striving to develop relationships with large financial investment companies that have a strong interest in renewables and can provide the capital needed to produce an effective renewable resource project.
How can possible partners work with you?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is open to collaborations or joint endeavors. We are available to go over the need for all types of capital stack with numerous equity, tax and financial obligation business that operate in this industry and those interested in investing in sustainable energy projects and business.
How are you making an effect through Lyssy Energy?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises strives to continue developing a varied business. We intend to assist balance the inequalities in our society by reaching out to people that are historically overlooked and passed over. Women and people of color are essential to our success, and it is necessary to promote their advancement to positions of management and leadership.
Lyssy Energy is working with bad neighborhoods in rural locations, and we hope to make a distinction by bringing sustainable energy tasks to areas with high rates of poverty and other susceptible communities. It is crucial for the energy transition to not only change 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 helped your organization?
Being able to take part in ACOREs Accelerate membership program is a pleasure and an advantage. This program has supported our efforts to be a part of the option during this unsure time in our lives. The Accelerate Program has actually connected us to some of the most significant and most influential 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, go to https://www.lyssyenergy.com/.
In 2021, we have actually reestablished 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 sustainable energy projects.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an ingenious, independently held, utility-scale developer of solar, wind and battery energy solutions. Lyssy Energy believes that by releasing wind, solar and battery storage, we can optimize our efforts and supply all kinds of eco-friendly energy options. 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 vulnerable neighborhoods. It is important 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.