Meet Ray Wilson PE and H-IPL Board Member

Meet Ray Wilson PE and H-IPL Board Member

Ray estimates that H-IPL has helped save several hundred Indiana congregations to conserve energy and money – perhaps in the range of $1,000,000 a year in total.

Ray is a big believer in H-IPLs mission:

Bringing Hoosiers of faith together as stewards of creation to promote renewable energy, energy conservation, and energy efficiency, as a faith response to climate change.

Ray Wilson is a dedicated solar advocate, professional engineer, and a member of Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis, one of Indiana’s 50 Plus solar congregations. He is also on the Board of Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light and active with Solarize Indiana.

Using Energy Prudently

Ray has solar panels on his home and helps others both congregations and homeowners go solar through a program called Solarize Indiana.  For H-IPL he is also the author and presenter of a workshop called Using Energy Prudently which teaches congregations how to reduce both their energy use and energy costs.  This is a hands-on workshop that most congregations and homeowners could benefit from attending.

Ray has testified on legislation and policies to promote clean and solar energy and reduce fossil fuel use.  An example is his testimony in 2015 on Indiana SB 412 which supported integrated resource plans and energy efficiency and would require a public utility to submit an integrated resource plan to the utility regulatory commission (IURC) and certain electricity suppliers to submit an energy efficiency plan to the IURC at least one time every three years.

Ray starts his testimony by saying:

“My name is Ray Wilson. I am a registered professional engineer and have spent a good part of my career working on building design and energy conservation. Recently I have worked on energy efficiency programs with numerous churches around Indiana. I wanted to share that with little effort and little financial investment, a number of Indiana congregations have reduced their energy consumption by upwards of 40 percent. At the same time over a third of their congregants have reduced their energy consumption by an average of 25 percent when compared to the average Indiana household. And this has been accomplished in a matter of two years.”

Thanks, Ray for all you do!