IPA specialises in providing utility sector policy advice to institutions, national governments and sector regulators, formulating policy objectives and ensuring that those objectives can be achieved in the most effective manner, and to market participants, assessing the implications for their businesses of policy decisions and guiding their efforts to play a positive role in policy making.

IPA’s experience and skills in policy development, evaluation and implementation include areas such as:

  • Defining the purpose, scope and usefulness of policy
  • Undertaking detailed cost benefit analysis and impact assessments in order to objectively analyse the impacts of changing policy on market participants, consumers and the environment
  • Supporting policy evaluation and implementation phases, by analysing outcomes and recommending revisions to policy
  • Drafting, modifying, interpreting and updating legislation and licences of all types, together with guidelines, codes and standards
  • Providing policy and regulatory framework compliance advice and audit services