rate base

(redirected from Rate Bases)

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.

Rate Base

The value of the assets of a utility company. The rate base helps the local government determine the price the utility company is allowed to charge its customers. The rate base determines prices because it helps to ensure a reasonable profit for the utility company while keeping utilities (which are perceived as necessary) affordable for customers.

rate base

The valuation of a utility's assets for the purpose of determining the rates the utility is permitted to charge its customers. Exactly what a utility should be permitted to include in its rate base is often a point of contention between it and its customers.
References in periodicals archive ?
We have also assured our advertisers that they will be made whole for any shortfalls from the rate bases promised for G+J titles," said Russell Denson, president and CEO of G+J USA.
While the 2004 ABC audit may reveal new information, the company estimates that its magazines may fall short of their rate bases in 2004 by as much as: Parents 3.
Continental Carrier Rate Bases: highly sophisticated rate bases that are developed for carriers to align competitive class rates with the carrier's business goals by providing the proper foundation for lane rates allowing optimization of rates in a manner that provides the highest revenue per lane.
Continental TruRate: an LTL rate base engine for rating carrier and neutral rate bases.
The prime rate is one of several interest rate bases used by Wachovia, which lends at interest rates above and below the prime rate.
In addition, filed ABC Publisher Statements show that over the course of its history with the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC), PSM has exceeded and/or met its rate bases every year.
25 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) will increase the rate bases of MORE, Crayola Kids and Golf for Women magazines early next year, it was announced today by Christopher M.
In addition, based on filed ABC Publisher Statements, records show that over the course of their ABC histories, PC Gamer and PSM have exceeded and/or met their respective rate bases every year.
30 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) will increase the rate bases of Traditional Home, Crayola Kids, and Golf for Women magazines beginning in 1999, it was announced today by Christopher M.
PC Gamer has consistently surpassed its set rate bases since its launch in the summer of 1994.
The decrease is primarily due to lower approved rates of return on common equity applicable to the regulated businesses, offset partially by higher rate bases.
The contribution to net income applicable to common shares from the Gas Distribution business was $135 million in 1996 compared with $101 million in 1995 due to overall customer growth, increased usage, higher rental revenues, higher rate bases and colder weather in all of the company's franchise areas in 1996 compared with 1995.