Learn about changes to your electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater bills, taking effect on Jan. 1, 2022.
Electricity rates are changing Jan. 1
Kingston Hydro filed an application (EB-2021-0037) with its regulator, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), to implement mechanistic adjustments to its distribution rates, for rates effective Jan. 1, 2022.
(Mechanistic adjustments include inflation and OEB assessment of Kingston Hydro’s efficiency.)
A final Decision and Rate Order was issued by the OEB on Dec. 9, 2021.
As a result of the OEB findings in the Kingston Hydro 2022 Distribution Rate Application Decision and Rate Order, effective Jan. 1, 2022, there will be a monthly total estimated bill increase of $0.59 for a residential customer consuming 750 kWh. The increase does not factor in applicable taxes or the Ontario Electricity Rebate.
About electricity rates
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. The estimated $0.59 monthly bill increase applies to the services we provide, as reflected in the Delivery line on your bill.
Out of every dollar we collect from our residential customers, 21 cents stay local to operate and maintain the local electricity distribution system. The other 79 cents are paid to provincial entities. The distribution rate change applies to our 21-cent portion.
Learn more about electricity rates from Kingston Hydro's website.
Water and wastewater rates are changing Jan. 1
In February 2019, the council of the City of Kingston approved four-year rate schedules for the water and wastewater utilities.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2022, there will be a 1.97 per cent combined monthly estimated bill increase of $1.98 for a typical residential customer.
Natural gas rates are changing Jan. 1
In February 2021, the council of the City of Kingston approved two-year local distribution rates for the natural gas utility.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2022, natural gas local distribution rates will increase by two percent. The yearly impact of the local distribution rate adjustment for a typical residential customer utilizing an average of 2,300m3 of natural gas per year is $12.45 estimated increase for 2022.
Reports and rate schedules
- The approved OEB decision and rate order for electricity: Decision and Rate Order for 2022
- The rates by-laws and council-approved 2022 water and wastewater rate schedules:
- Rate changes for the water and wastewater utilities, for 2022
- Bylaw 2011-24, to impose water and wastewater rates
- The rates by-law and council-approved 2022 natural gas rate schedule:
- Local distribution rate changes for the gas utility for 2022
- Bylaw 2010-17, to impose natural gas rates
- The rates by-law and council-approved 2022 appliance rentals schedule:
For further information, please contact customer service, Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM at 613-546-0000.