By Constance ThompsonOctober 7, 2021
In 2021, we have actually reintroduced ourselves to the world– no longer as an energy service business, but as renewable energy designers with the hope of owning and operating utility-scale eco-friendly energy projects.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an innovative, independently held, utility-scale designer of solar, wind and battery energy options. Lyssy Energy believes that by deploying wind, solar and battery storage, we can optimize our efforts and provide all kinds of sustainable energy solutions. Lyssy Energy is working with bad communities in rural areas, and we hope to make a difference by bringing sustainable energy tasks to locations with high rates of hardship and other susceptible neighborhoods. It is crucial for the energy transition to not only change how we produce energy, but to bring the disenfranchised to the center of this technological advancement so everybody shares the advantages.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installation includes industry leaders and topics related to accelerating 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 growing in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are including 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 began with a favor to my daddy. He asked me to put together an energy lease that would secure his land for ranching and farming while providing an extra source of income.
A couple years later on, we started partnering with renewable energy designers. There were certainly shortcomings and challenges, closed doors and unequal collaborations, but we utilized this time to really hone our craft. We understood that if we desired our organization to grow and succeed then we would require to take a risk. In 2020, when the world was forced 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 actually reintroduced ourselves to the world– no longer as an energy service company, however as renewable resource 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 designer of solar, wind and battery energy services. Our prime regulation is to contribute to the velocity of the energy markets transition to sustainable energy. We focus our operations in Texas, where booming population and business development mean a quickly growing need for energy. Lyssy Energy thinks that by releasing wind, solar and battery storage, we can optimize our efforts and offer all type of renewable resource services. This state is our house, and the energy crisis unfolding in our yard is individual. We want to belong of the option and help our next-door neighbors across the state develop 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 jobs presently in advancement and a potential portfolio of 15 GW.
What obstacles do you deal with? Why?
Capital is among the greatest obstacles we deal with at the moment. The wind and the sun supply electrical power, however capital is what moves everything and everyone else. We require capital for everyday operations, and to establish, construct and run our jobs.
Securing development capital early is important in providing land control and affiliation research studies to get tasks 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 needed to create an effective renewable energy project.
How can potential 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 companies that operate in this market and those interested in investing in sustainable energy jobs and business.
How are you making an effect through Lyssy Energy?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises aims to continue building a varied company. We wish to assist stabilize the inequalities in our society by reaching out to individuals that are historically neglected and passed over. Females and people of color are essential to our success, and it is essential to promote their development to positions of management and leadership.
Hardship is another concern we want to address. Lyssy Energy is dealing with poor communities in rural locations, and we want to make a difference by bringing renewable resource projects to locations with high rates of poverty and other susceptible neighborhoods. These tasks offer inexpensive and dependable electrical power, and likewise bring task opportunities and facilities advancement to poor 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 advantages.
How has your Accelerate membership helped your business?
Having the ability to take part in ACOREs Accelerate subscription program is a delight and a privilege. This program has actually supported our efforts to be a part of the solution during this unpredictable time in our lives. The Accelerate Program has connected us to some of the biggest and most prominent business in the world, and these connections assist offer us the power to make a difference. Someday, we want to return the favor.
To find out more about or contact Lyssy Energy Enterprises, go to https://www.lyssyenergy.com/.