Rate base

Definition:

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.

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Market clearing

Total demand for loans by borrowers equals total supply of loans from lenders. The market, any market, clears at the equilibrium rate of interest or price.

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