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
Utilities Kingston sponsors Women of Powerline Technicians and encourages students to apply for a $1,000 bursaryNovember 6, 2019
Utilities Kingston encourages students in a powerline technician program in Ontario to apply for a $1,000 bursary offered by the Women of Powerline Technicians organization, through our sponsorship.Read more...
November 2, 2019
Our crews continue to restore power outages, which were caused by severe wind damage. At peak, 6,000 customers were without power. As of 9 AM today, 164 customers remain affected. All hands are on deck and we are prioritizing the work to restore power as safely and quickly as possible.Read more...