Blueflame Consulting is a Boston-area consulting practice specializing in strategic research for financial services organizations, utilities, large billers and payment processors. Blueflame has been advising and assisting in regulatory environments with natural gas and electric utilities, and utility customers for fourteen years. It is a women-owned small business based in Melrose, Massachusetts.
Ed Bachelder leads Blueflame's research and analysis capabilities and provide clients with expertise in the areas of: 1) Consumer & Business Market Research 2) Billing & Payment Processing 3) Product Design & Demand Estimation 4) Lean Six Sigma Process Improvements
Rebecca Bachelder has extensive experience in utility ratemaking and as an expert witness in matters including natural gas expansion programs, performance based regulation, cost allocation, marginal cost studies, rate design, cost-of-gas adjustments, and non-gas cost tracking mechanisms as well as issues associated with competitive supply, unbundling, balancing and transportation tariffs. Ms. Bachelder also has expertise in cost accounting and benchmarking. She has worked in the utility industry for over 30 years.
The Federal Reserve System engaged Blueflame Consulting, LLC to conduct the 2016 Networks, Processors and Issuers Payments Study (NPIPS). Nasreen Quibria of Q Insights and Kadence International have partnered with Blueflame Consulting to assist with the survey effort. The Press Release about the 2016 study is available at:
The NPIPS 2016 Survey Data collection is complete and a summary report has been distributed to participants. Detailed reports will be released over the next three months. If you did not receive a copy of the Summary Report or would like ot amend submitted information please contact Ed Bachelder atEbachelder@frbnpips.net
A article that Ed Bachelder helped author NACHA - Mobile Payments and ACH