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:
- 5,229 distribution poles
- 1,789 transformers that transfer and step-down electricity
- 17 distribution substations
- 684 underground structures
- 101 kilometres of primary distribution underground conductors
- 178 kilometres of primary distribution overhead conductors
- 7 kilometres of sub-transmission underground conductors
- 47 kilometres of sub-transmission overhead conductors
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
May 22, 2020
Home and property-owners: see if Utilities Kingston is planning to conduct essential multi-utility capital construction in your neighbourhood this year.Read more...
May 12, 2020
To provide assistance to electricity customers during the pandemic, time-of-use electricity rates will continue to be billed at the lowest price, known as the off-peak price, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our office is closed on Monday, May 18.Read more...
May 11, 2020
May 11 to 17 is Powerline Safety Week, and the Electrical Safety Authority and Utilities Kingston are urging residents and contractors to combat deadly distractions by practicing three critical steps: stop, look and live.Read more...
Residential, farm and small business customers continue to benefit from emergency electricity rate relief measureMay 6, 2020
Today, the Government of Ontario announced that it is extending emergency electricity rate relief to families, farms and small businesses until May 31 during the COVID-19 pandemic Customers who pay time-of-use electricity rates will continue to be billed at the lowest price, known as the off-peak price, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Read more...