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:

  • 5,265 distribution poles
  • 2,183 transformers that transfer and step-down electricity
  • 17 distribution substations
  • 1,057 underground structures that facilitate maintenance
  • 365 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

  • City/Utilities Kingston win ESA Worker Safety award

    September 29, 2014

    Tomorrow, the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) will present its Worker Safety Award to the City and Utilities Kingston in recognition of the organizations’ leadership in improving and promoting safety, both in the community and the workplace.

  • Lappan’s Lane Entrance Reopened

    September 26, 2014

    Our entrance at 85 Lappan’s Lane has been reopened to the public. Access our offices via this entrance on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

  • OEB Scorecard Confirms Kingston Hydro Performing Strongly

    September 25, 2014

    The multi-utility structure of Utilities Kingston contributed to a strong performance review of Kingston Hydro on an Ontario Energy Board scorecard. The Board, which licenses Kingston Hydro to distribute electricity in Central Kingston, introduced the scorecard and its assessment framework this year.

  • Planned Power Outages set for Williamsville Area

    September 24, 2014

    Kingston Hydro customers within the areas listed below will experience a power outage lasting approximately two hours. The planned outage begins at 5:30 AM on Thursday, October 2, 2014.

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