Utility Rates

All your utility needs under one roof

Utilities Kingston provides water and wastewater services to customers throughout the city of Kingston, as well as gas and electricity services to customers in central Kingston. View maps of the utility service areas. Additionally, our local and reliable water heater rental services are available in Kingston and the surrounding area.

This page provides links to the rate schedules for all the services provided by Utilities Kingston.

Water and Wastewater

Rates for the municipal water and wastewater utilities are approved by the council of the City of Kingston.

View the water rates for water and wastewater utilities.

Gas

Rates for the gas utility are approved by the council of the City of Kingston. The City of Kingston natural gas rates by-law allows Utilities Kingston to review its natural gas commodity, and transportation & storage rates on a quarterly basis, for possible adjustments February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 of each calendar year. These rates are based on market costs.

Residential and commercial rates:

    Learn more about your gas bill.

    Electricity

    Kingston Hydro bills its standard supply service residential and small business customers based on Time-of-use (TOU) pricing for the electricity commodity portion of their bill. It’s distribution rates are approved by the Ontario Energy Board.

    Delivery and regulatory rates

    The Tariff of rates and charges is available from the Ontario Energy Board.

    Electricity Time-of-use Rates

    People use electricity differently depending on the season. The Ontario Energy Board, therefore, has established two sets of peak prices: Summer Weekdays, from May 1 - October 31; and Winter Weekdays; from November 1 - April 30. Additionally, there are three time-of-use price periods:

    • Off-peak, when demand for electricity is lowest. Ontario households use the majority of their electricity – nearly two-thirds of it – during off-peak hours.
    • Mid-peak, when demand for electricity is moderate. These periods are during the daytime, but not the busiest times of day.
    • On-peak, when demand is highest. The busiest times of day. Generally when people are cooking, firing up their computers and running heaters or air conditioners.

    Learn more about prices and periods from the Ontario Energy Board.

    Sample Bill Calculation

    To receive a document describing sample bill calculations, email info@utilitieskingston.com.

    Learn more about your electricity bill and about rates and regulatory affairs from kingstonhydro.com.

    Appliance Rentals

    Review water heater rental products and pricing at rent.utilitieskingston.com.