ratepayer

noun
rate·​pay·​er | \ ˈrāt-ˌpā-ər How to pronounce ratepayer (audio) \

Definition of ratepayer

1 British : taxpayer
2 : one who pays for a utility service and especially electricity according to established rates

Examples of ratepayer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peoples Gas spends about $300 million annually on the program but will need lawmakers to sign off on extending ratepayer funding beyond 2023. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, 14 Oct. 2021 The utility will pay $110 million over the life of the agreement from shareholder, not ratepayer, funds to the city. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 May 2021 As the deadline has loomed, ratepayer advocacy groups, utility regulators and utilities themselves have been working on a plan to minimize possible disconnections. Maya Miller, Star Tribune, 30 July 2021 The monies will come from shareholder funds, not ratepayer funds. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 June 2021 The monies will come from shareholder funds, not ratepayer funds. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 June 2021 Utility companies are restricted from spending ratepayer money directly on lobbying. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, 18 Feb. 2021 The monies will come from shareholder funds, not ratepayer funds. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 June 2021 The monies will come from shareholder funds, not ratepayer funds. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 June 2021

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First Known Use of ratepayer

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Oct 2021

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“Ratepayer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ratepayer. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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