Natural gas and electricity rates change Jan. 1

December 20, 2018

Natural gas and electricity rates change Jan. 1

Learn about changes to your natural gas and electricity bills, taking effect on January 1, 2019.

Electricity rates are changing January 1

Kingston Hydro filed an application (EB-2018-0047) to implement the fourth year of its approved custom incentive rate-setting framework covering the period 2016-2020, for rates effective January 1, 2019. A final decision and rate order was issued by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on December 13, 2018.

For residential and small business customers, distribution charges roll up into the ‘Delivery’ line on the electricity bill, along with pass-through charges such as retail transmission and line loss. Distribution charges, as well as some pass-through charges within the ‘Delivery’ line, have changed. As a result of the OEB’s findings in the Decision, there will be a monthly bill decrease of $0.02 for a residential customer consuming 750 kWh, effective January 1, 2019.

Out of every dollar we collect from our customers, 24 cents stays local to operate and maintain the local electricity distribution system. The other 76 cents is paid to provincial entities. The distribution rate change applies to our 24 cent portion.

Learn more about electricity rates from Kingston Hydro's website.

Natural gas rates are changing January 1

Effective January 1, 2019, the provincial cap-and-trade charge (previously included in the Delivery line of your bill) has been removed. Your savings will depend on the amount of natural gas you use.

Learn more about natural gas rates