By Constance ThompsonOctober 7, 2021
In 2021, we have actually reintroduced ourselves to the world– no longer as an energy service business, however as renewable energy developers with the hope of owning and running utility-scale renewable energy projects.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an ingenious, privately held, utility-scale designer of solar, wind and battery energy options. Lyssy Energy believes that by releasing wind, solar and battery storage, we can maximize our efforts and offer all kinds of eco-friendly energy solutions. Lyssy Energy is working with poor neighborhoods in rural areas, and we hope to make a distinction by bringing eco-friendly energy jobs to areas with high rates of hardship and other susceptible communities. 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 evolution so everybody shares the benefits.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is delighted to share the next installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installation includes industry leaders and subjects connected to speeding up an equitable and just shift to a renewable resource economy. In recognition 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 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 started with a favor to my father. He asked me to put together an energy lease that would protect his land for ranching and farming while providing an additional source of income.
A couple years later on, we started partnering with renewable resource designers. There were definitely challenges and drawbacks, closed doors and unequal collaborations, however we used this time to really refine our craft. We understood that if we wanted our organization to grow and succeed then we would require to take a danger. In 2020, when the world was forced to slow down due to the pandemic, we chose to take that risk. We used 2020 to rebrand Lyssy Energy into the business we had constantly dreamed about. In 2021, we have reestablished ourselves to the world– no longer as an energy service business, however as renewable energy designers with the hope of owning and running utility-scale renewable resource tasks.
Inform us about Lyssy Energy.
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is an innovative, privately held, utility-scale designer of solar, wind and battery energy solutions. Our prime directive is to contribute to the velocity of the energy markets shift to sustainable energy. Lyssy Energy thinks that by releasing wind, solar and battery storage, we can maximize our efforts and offer all kinds of renewable energy solutions.
What obstacles do you deal with? Why?
Capital is among the greatest obstacles we face at the moment. The sun and the wind offer electricity, but capital is what moves whatever and everybody else. We need capital for everyday operations, and to establish, construct and run our tasks.
Securing development capital early is vital in providing land control and interconnection research studies to get tasks off the ground. We are working hard to develop relationships with large financial investment firms that have a strong interest in renewables and can supply the capital needed to develop a successful renewable energy task.
How can prospective partners do business with you?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises is open to partnerships or joint endeavors. We are available to talk about the need for all types of capital stack with various equity, tax and financial obligation business that operate in this industry and those interested in investing in renewable energy jobs and companies.
How are you making an effect through Lyssy Energy?
Lyssy Energy Enterprises strives to continue building a diverse company. We hope to assist stabilize the inequalities in our society by reaching out to people that are traditionally overlooked and passed over. Females and people of color are crucial to our success, and it is essential to promote their improvement to positions of management and leadership.
Lyssy Energy is working with bad communities in rural areas, and we hope to make a distinction by bringing sustainable energy tasks to locations with high rates of hardship and other susceptible neighborhoods. It is essential for the energy shift to not only modification how we produce energy, however to bring the disenfranchised to the center of this technological advancement so everyone shares the benefits.
How has your Accelerate membership assisted your service?
Being able to take part in ACOREs Accelerate membership program is a benefit and a pleasure. This program has supported our efforts to be a part of the service throughout this unpredictable time in our lives. The Accelerate Program has connected us to some of the most significant and most influential companies on the planet, and these connections help give us the power to make a distinction. Someday, we wish to return the favor.
For more information about or contact Lyssy Energy Enterprises, visit https://www.lyssyenergy.com/.