Utilities Kingston Seeks Input on Shaping Electricity Plans

Published on: 2019/05/21 - in News

Utilities Kingston who is offering customers an opportunity to have their say in shaping electricity plans as it prepares to submit its multi-year electricity distribution plan to the Ontario Energy Board, which will help determine the company’s priorities and rates beginning on January 1, 2021.

A public meeting with senior company leaders providing information on proposed plans to upgrade equipment and ensure the continued reliability of electricity services will be held on May 29 at 6pm at the Seniors Centre at 56 Francis Street.

Randy Murphy, chief financial officer; Jim Miller, director of engineering; and Audrey Jones, manager of customer relations will lead a discussion at the meeting on electricity rates, bill impacts and capital projects, and invite input from customers.  Customers will be consulted about factors relating to the reliability of the Kingston Hydro electricity distribution system, spending decisions over the next five years, and how to meet our customers’ changing electricity service and conservation needs while considering rapidly changing information, communication and grid technologies

“The unique multi-utility model in Kingston delivers value to customers for the rates they are paying. Our electricity plans are based on the customer service and cost saving benefits of having five utility services under one roof,” said president and CEO of Utilities Kingston, Jim Keech. “With customer input, we are developing plans for a modern energy company that meets the changing needs of consumers, while distributing electricity in a safe and reliable manner, keeping rates affordable and providing long-term value to the community.”

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In addition to providing feedback in person at the public meeting, an online survey will be available for customers from June 3-16. You can also join the conversation on Twitter with @utilitieskngstn and by following the hashtag #HaveYourSay.

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