Utilities Kingston provides customer-focused and cost-effective multi-utility services in Kingston, Ontario, including safe and reliable electricity distribution services to over 27,000 customers in Central Kingston, on behalf of Kingston Hydro.

Employees maintain and operate:

  • More than 5,200 distribution poles
  • Nearly 2,000 transformers that transfer and step-down electricity
  • 17 distribution substations
  • Approximately 1,200 underground structures that facilitate maintenance
  • 361 kilometres combined of underground and overhead conductors (both 5 kV and 44 kV)

While the service area is operated by the employees of Utilities Kingston, Kingston Hydro holds the Ontario Energy Board license to distribute electricity in Central Kingston. It owns the wires, poles, transformers and meters that bring electricity from the provincial electricity transmission grid to your door, and charges OEB-approved rates designed to cover its ongoing capital and operational costs plus a reasonable deemed rate of return.

For information on Smart Meters, please visit Kingston Hydro’s Smart Meter FAQ's.

For information on electricity conservation programs and incentives, visit 

Recent News – Electricity

  • Electricians: Help Secure Funding for Your Customer Retrofits

    October 02, 2015

    Electrical contractors - it’s easy to help your customers get funded for electricity-saving retrofit projects. Please join us for a two-hour session to discuss how we can assist you in the application process. It takes place on Wednesday, October 21, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., at our offices at 85 Lappan’s Lane.

  • Kingston Hydro Outperforms on Provincial Scorecard

    September 29, 2015

    Kingston Hydro’s 2014 performance has, again, received high scores via the Ontario Energy Board – the second year the energy regulator has issued a scorecard. The scorecard confirms that Kingston Hydro continues to perform strongly against provincial targets.

  • Off-Peak Electricity Prices in Effect this Holiday

    September 04, 2015

    Electricity used on weekends and holidays is charged the off-peak price during both the Winter and Summer periods. On holidays, you will be charged off-peak prices for the electricity commodity portion of your bill.

  • Find Electricity Wasters in your Home: Borrow an Energy Monitor

    August 19, 2015

    Ever wonder how much electricity that spare fridge or old space heater is using? Find out by using an energy monitor in your home. Simply plug the portable meter into a wall socket and insert the plug for the electronic device or appliance that you wish to monitor.

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