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

  • 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.

  • Pole Line Work in the Polson Park Area

    August 19, 2015

    From August to December 2015, Utilities Kingston will replace poles in the Polson Park neighbourhood that have reached their end of life. Review this article to learn about the work, its benefits, and its impacts to you.

  • Kingston Hydro Electricity Distribution Rates: Ontario Energy Board Community Meeting in Kingston

    August 12, 2015

    Kingston Hydro filed an application on June 1, 2015 with the Ontario Energy Board, for electricity distribution rates for the period, January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020. As part of the procedural order from the Ontario Energy Board, Kingston Hydro is required to make a public presentation of the evidence to provide an overview of the application and to allow for questions of clarification.

  • Off-Peak Electricity Prices in Effect this Holiday

    July 31, 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.

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