rate base

Definition of "rate base"
  1. It refers to the complete legitimate worth of a public utility's assets utilized to provide services. This value forms the basis for determining a reasonable return rate when formulating utility charges
How to use "rate base" in a sentence
  1. The city council evaluated the rate base of the public utilities before adjusting the prices for the following year.
  2. In regulating electricity costs, the energy commission considered the rate base of the power company.
  3. The rate base determined by the water company influenced the cost of water services for residents.

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