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Rate base


Rate base is the value of property on which a public utility is permitted to earn a specified rate of return, in accordance with rules set by a regulatory agency. In general, the rate base consists of the value of property as used by the utility in providing service. It may be calculated by any one or a combination of accounting methods, such as fair value, prudent investment, reproduction cost, or original cost.

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Google previewBusiness Essentials for Utility Engineers (2010)

by Richard E. Brown

The rate base is an accounting artifact that attempts to estimate the amount of capital invested in the utility. From the perspective of an investor, a dollar is a dollar. All investments go into the treasury account, and this money is used to pay all ...

Google previewPower Industry Dictionary (1996)

by Ann Chambers, Susan D. Kerr

Rate base 1: The value established by a regulatory authority, upon which a utility is permitted to earn a specified rate of return. 2: The utility investment on which a utility is allowed to earn a rate of return. Rate case A proceeding, usually before ...

Google previewSmart Grid Dictionary Plus (2011)

by Christine Hertzog

Rate base The value of property on which a utility is allowed to earn a specified rate of return as established by a regulatory authority. Accounting methods to calculate the valuation include fair value, prudent investment, reproduction cost, ...

Google previewHarriman's Financial Dictionary (2007)

Over 2,600 Essential Financial Terms by Simon Briscoe, Jane Fuller

Categories: Personal Finance See also: base rate base year Base year or date is that chosen to set an index to 100. Categories: Stockmarkets Basel Committee, rules and accord The Basel Committee of the Bank of International Settlements ...

Google previewDictionary of Finance and Investment Terms (2010)

Generally the rate base includes the utility's operating costs but not the cost of constructing new facilities. Whether modernization costs should be included in the rate base, and thus passed on to customers, is a subject of continuing ...


RATE BASE value established for a utility by a regulatory body, such as a Public Utility Commission, on which a regulated company is allowed to earn a particular rate of return. See also FAIR RATE OF RETURN. RATE CAP predetermined ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of International Finance and Banking (2016)

by Jae K. Shim, Michael Constas

basis risk in which the interest rate base is mismatched and (2) gap risk in which the timing of maturities is mismatched. INTEREST RATE SWAPS An interest rate swap is an exchange by two ...

Google previewDictionary Of Public Administration (2007)

by U.C. Mandal

Summary Judgment 515 Success Rate Base The basis for computing the RPG success rate. It includes the total number of competing applications reviewed (the number of applications subjected to a streamlined review process). Also known ...

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