rate base

rate base
   Total invested dollars on which a regulated telephone company is entitled to earn a specified rate of return.

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  • rate base — n: the total fair value of public utility property that is used in rendering services and that comprises the investment on which a fair rate of return is based in setting utility rates Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Rate base —   The value of property upon which a utility is permitted to earn a specified rate of return as established by a regulatory authority. The rate base generally represents the value of property used by the utility in providing service and may be… …   Energy terms

  • Rate of return on rate base —   The ratio of net operating income earned by a utility, calculated as a percentageof its rate base.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration s Energy Glossary …   Energy terms

  • rate base — The value of a regulated public utility and its operations as defined by its regulators and on which the company is allowed to earn a particular rate of return. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • Rate Base —   Value of property upon which a utility is permitted to earn a specific rate of return …   Energy terms

  • Rate base /electric —   The value of property, upon which, a utility is permitted to earn a specified rate of return as established by a regulatory authority. See FERC definition.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration s Energy Glossary …   Energy terms

  • rate base — 1. a guaranteed minimum amount or number used to compute advertising rates, as the number of subscribers to a publication. 2. a basic amount or number used to compute charges to a customer, as the number of monthly phone calls. 3. the valuation… …   Universalium

  • rate base — noun : the valuation of a property that is used by a commission or court to determine the reasonableness of rates or taxes on it * * * 1. a guaranteed minimum amount or number used to compute advertising rates, as the number of subscribers to a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rate — The cost of debt service paid by a borrower or issuer to a lender or investor. The rate is expressed as an annual percentage of the amount borrowed. For some notes and bonds that pay interest semiannually, the semiannual interest due to the… …   Financial and business terms

  • base rate — noun the interest rate set by the Bank of England for lending to other banks • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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