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 
www.kingstonhydro.saveonenergy.ca.

  • Utilities Kingston Invites Input on Public Safety Awareness

    Utilities Kingston Invites Input on Public Safety Awareness

    January 24, 2016

    Utilities Kingston will conduct a telephone survey over the next six to eight weeks in order to get input from the public on their understanding of electrical safety.

  • Ontario Electricity Support Program is Accepting Applications

    Ontario Electricity Support Program is Accepting Applications

    December 11, 2015

    The new Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) is now accepting applications. Electricity customers from lower income households are encouraged to apply online at OntarioElectricitySupport.ca

  • On Nov. 1, Electricity Prices and Schedules Set to Change

    On Nov. 1, Electricity Prices and Schedules Set to Change

    October 16, 2015

    On November 1, both the schedule and rates for Time-of-use electricity pricing are set to change. In addition to the schedule changes that occur each May and November, the Ontario Energy Board is adjusting electricity prices.

  • Kingston Hydro Outperforms on Provincial Scorecard

    Kingston Hydro Outperforms on Provincial Scorecard

    September 29, 2015

    Kingston Hydro’s 2014 performance has, again, received high scores via the Ontario Energy Board – the second year the energy regulator has issued a scorecard. The scorecard confirms that Kingston Hydro continues to perform strongly against provincial targets.

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