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Kingston Hydro is the Ontario Energy Board-licensed distributor of electricity in Central Kingston.
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.
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Recent News – Electricity
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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.
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.
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.
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.