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

  • Kingston Hydro Corporation Has Applied to Change its Electricity Distribution Rates

    July 02, 2015

    On June 1, 2015, Kingston Hydro submitted to the Ontario Energy Board its five-year electricity distribution plan that will determine the company’s electricity distribution rates effective January 1, 2016 through to 2020.

  • Off-Peak Electricity Prices in Effect this Holiday

    June 26, 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.

  • Electrical Work to Affect Downtown Parking and Sidewalks

    June 08, 2015

    Business owners, shoppers and residents in the areas listed can expect parking restrictions and sidewalk closures while crews work to install new electrical infrastructure starting on June 15. Work will be staggered over the coming months so not all these areas will be affected at the same time.

  • 100 Days of History in the Kingston Community

    May 11, 2015

    Utilities Kingston has been a part of the Kingston community for over 150 years, providing reliable utility services and helping to build and maintain this city. We are proud of our history and want to celebrate these years by presenting our 100 days of history Twitter campaign.

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