rate bases

08:33 May 6, 2020
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English to German translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Investment / Securities / Ausblick Versorgungsaktien
English term or phrase: rate bases
He now sees a rich slate of opportunities for utilities to potentially grow their ***rate bases*** and earnings through capital investment, driven by some of the following secular tailwinds:

The shift from coal to natural gas and renewables for electricity generation;
A corresponding mandate to modernize transmission and distribution infrastructure;
The need to invest in older infrastructure to improve safety and reduce downtime; and
The push to harden these critical systems against wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters.

Wie versteht ihr das?
Andrea Hauer
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Klaus Beyer
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Das müsste auch hier passen...
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A rate base is a fixed payment the service provider charges, usually monthly. E.g., in a TV subscription you will get billed for a certain number of channels, any additional channels will incur a "premium to the base rate".

What B&B Financial's translation defines (in brackets) as rate base is really the "book value" or "Buchwert". But the source text unambiguously makes reference to the ability of raising prices (rates) to the consumer in the wake of additional capital investment (which then, in turn, would indeed raise the "book value" of the utility)

Klaus Beyer
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neutral  B&B FinTrans: Der Text beschreibt den Aufbau des Kapitalstocks (durch die im Text beschriebenen Investitionen), der dann als Bemessungsgrundlage für die vom Regulierer zugestandene Eigenkapitalverzinsung der Versorger (und damit ihre Gewinnmarge) dient.
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Reference: Das müsste auch hier passen...

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Note added at 2 hrs (2020-05-06 11:09:46 GMT)

"Diese Trends, insbesondere die Entwicklung hin zu erneuerbaren Energien, drücken die Brennstoff-, Betriebs- und Instandhaltungskosten. Dadurch konnten die Versorger im Allgemeinen ihr regulatorisches Anlagevermögen (die sog. „Rate Base“, Nettowert der Netzanlagen, Gebäude und Ausrüstung eines Versorgers, mit denen dieser Erträge erzielen kann) stärker steigern, ohne die Kosten für ihre Kunden zu erhöhen – eine wichtige Veränderung im Geschäftsmodell von Versorgern."

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Asker: Prima, vielen DAnk- komisch, das hatte ich in meiner Term Search nicht gefunden.

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