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 2017 Annual Supplement for the Networks, Processors and Issuers Payments Study (NPIPS). The survey is gathering information on core payment methods for calendar year 2016 using a shorter version of the forms which were distributed in April for completion this Summer.
The NPIPS 2016 Survey Data collection is complete and a summary report has been distributed to participants. Detailed reports will be released this Spring. 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