Latrobe Valley Resident
Speaking @ Our Power
Having been born in the open cut (formerly the Yallourn township), Ron Ipsen is a retired third generation power station worker who has strong attachments with the Yallourn Power Station. Ron is an inventor, adventurer and passionate motorcycle enthusiast, despite losing a leg in a road accident.
‘Sparked’ into action since the Hazelwood Mine Fire, Ron has been a strong advocate for the Latrobe Valley community and is Vice-President of the Voices of the Valley.
In the last three years, Ron has looked extensively into viable ways forward for the community in the Valley including ideas such as co-operatively owned industries and community owned battery banks (virtual power stations).