IPA Energy Consulting Ltd has been working at the leading edge of electricity de-regulation and market development for 14 years; it is now one of the leading practices in Europe in this specialised area. The Company has experience in implementing and strengthening power sector markets and providing specialised regulation expertise within both electricity and gas sectors. Clients call on IPA's expertise in the power sector to increase competition, raise economic efficiency, attract private sector capital, foster renewables and promote emissions reduction. The firm is multi-disciplinary, with more than 40 staff with expertise covering economics, finance, regulation, law as well as power and gas engineering. IPA has considerable expertise in providing expert witness services to the power industry, two current examples include: Provision of expert witness services in a contract dispute regarding the modifications to a series of long term contracts made inoperable by changes to the electricity market arrangements in England and Wales. Provision of expert witness services in a claim for damages following the failure of a generating plant.