Utilities Kingston provides customer-focused and cost-effective multi-utility services in Kingston, Ontario, including safe and reliable electricity distribution services to 28,000 customers in Central Kingston, on behalf of Kingston Hydro.
Employees maintain and operate:
- 5,184 distribution poles
- 2,306 inline and 34 substation transformers that transfer and step-down electricity
- 16 distribution substations
- 691 kilometres of overhead wire and underground conductor.
In 2022, we delivered 706 million kwh of electricity to our customers.
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.
Recent news - electricity
November 24, 2023
Utilities Kingston is urging residents: know your electricity provider so you know who to call in the event of a power outage or other electricity emergency. We are also concerned with residents reporting potentially life-threatening emergencies using email or social media.Read more...about Make the right call to identify and report a utility emergency
November 22, 2023
Join Utilities Kingston during Home Heating Week on Nov. 27 - Dec. 1. Get expert tips, tricks, and ideas to keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient during the colder months, while managing your heating costs all winter long. Plus, enter a draw for a Google Nest smart thermostat.Read more...about Enter to win a smart thermostat during ‘Home Heating Week’ Nov. 27 - Dec. 1
Don’t take the risk. Don’t assume your excavator has contacted Ontario One Call before they start diggingNovember 16, 2023
Home and property owners, are you hiring a contractor to dig on your property? Don’t assume your excavator contacts Ontario One Call before they start digging.Read more...about Don’t take the risk. Don’t assume your excavator has contacted Ontario One Call before they start digging
October 24, 2023
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) announced today that electricity prices under the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) for households, small businesses, and farms will increase as of November 1, 2023.Read more...about Electricity prices, periods and tiers for November 1
October 20, 2023
On October 17, Kingston City Council approved the implementation of charges related to By-Law Number 2012-22.Read more...about Implementation of deferred 2023 charges for bulk water usage and wastewater disposal