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There's more to us than an electricity bill - Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro has been a trusted part of the community for more than 100 years.

Our talented team helps us deliver a safe, reliable supply of electricity to more than 91,000 homes and businesses across Kitchener and Wilmot.

Get to know a bit more about us through our infographic and the fast facts below.

Our Service Area

We deliver electricity across more than 400 km2

Kitchener was the first city to receive power from Niagara Power in 1910.

Our Effectiveness

Total cost per customer in 2015 was $481, ranking us the 6th lowest in the province

Our costs represent roughly 17% of your total electricity bill

Our Assets

1029 km of overhead circuit wire

875 km of underground cable

8 transformer stations

7 distribution stations

10,600+ transformers

23,000+ poles

Our Customers

82,425 residential customers

7,776 small business customers

966 commercial customers

2 large user customers

Our Distribution

Last year, more than 1868 GWh of electricity was used in Kitchener and Wilmot

34.5% of that total was residential customer use

64.5% of that total was commercial customers use

Our Employees

185 full time employees