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
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February 17, 2014
Electricity used on weekends and holidays is charged the off-peak price during both the Winter and Summer periods. On Monday, February 17 (Family Day), you will be charged off-peak prices for the electricity commodity portion of your bill.
December 23, 2013
Freezing rain can bring down tree branches and power lines. Utilities Kingston offers some tips and precautions on what to do in the event of a power emergency. Please familiarize yourself with this information.
December 20, 2013
Customers within the area listed below will experience a brief 5 to 10 minute power outage starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
December 20, 2013
Electricity used on weekends and holidays is charged the off-peak price during both the Winter and Summer periods. On Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas Day), Thursday, December 26 (Boxing Day) and Wednesday, January 1 (New Year’s Day) you will be charged off-peak prices for the electricity commodity portion of your bill.