Champion Energy vs.
Reliant Energy
Head to Head!

Who has the best Texas energy price?

When retail electricity providers compete, Texas energy customers win. Competition drives prices down and compels providers to give excellent customer service. Big name companies battle the little guys for every residential customer and business.

So, how do established titans and fresh-faced upstarts compare with one another, apples-to-apples, in the Texas energy market?

Champion Energy and Reliant Energy are long time competitors in the Texas marketplace. While both offer retail electricity plans with straightforward pricing, but Champion does it at a lower price and without a base charge.

Reliant is a well-known name in Texas because it started here; however, Champion stacks up well against it according to customers

  1. Champion Energy - OR - Reliant Energy: Which currently offers the cheapest electricity plans?
  2. Champion Energy vs. Reliant Energy: Plans and Rates
  3. Champion Energy vs. Reliant Energy: Our Rating
  4. Champion Energy vs. Reliant Energy: Customer Ratings
  5. Champion Energy vs. Reliant Energy: Most Recent Customer Reviews
  6. Champion Energy vs. Reliant Energy: Overall Winner
  7. Compare Champion Energy And Reliant Energy Rates for Your Area

Which currently offers the cheapest electricity plans?

Champion Energy OR Reliant Energy?

Energy suppliers can change plans, deals, and rates at almost any time. That's why it's important to stay up to date with how competitors' plans compare apples-to-apples with those of one another provider.

Plan Term Champion Energy Reliant Energy
12 Month Champ Saver-12
24 Month Champ Saver-24

Champion Energy vs.
Reliant Energy
Plans and Rates

Champion Energy's plans give their customers simple pricing anyone can understand. Similarly, they do not offer variable rate plans. Their fixed rate plans have no base charges so customers pay one price for each kilowatt-hour they consume. Though Reliant Energy offers more variety in its plans, their plans are priced higher than Champion's plans. Additionally, most Reliant plans include a $9.95 per month base charge. Lastly, if you're in the market for a variable rate plan, Reliant does offer one.

Champion Energy vs.
Reliant Energy
Our Rating

Texas energy providers are competing harder than ever for your energy dollar. To help give consuemrs the best tools to really get the most out of their power to choose, Texas Electricity Ratings compares and rates providers based on five main criteria:

  • Plans and Products How good are their electricity plans and prices? Do they offer green, earth-friendly deals? What about their tiered rates?
  • Complaint Resolution How well do they handle customer complaints? Do they resolve problems?
  • Community Outreach How responsive are they to the communities that they serve?
  • Innovation Are they tech savvy? Do they try new ways to improve Texas electricity service?
  • Rewards How well do they treat good, loyal customers? Do they offer extras like rewards and incentives to keep their customers with them?
  • Market Perception How does the overall market view them? What do the Better Business Bureau, the Texas PUC, and other organizations say about them?

Though Reliant Energy takes the cake in overall ratings, both companies outshine one another in different areas. Reliant far surpasses Champion Energy for innovation. On the flip side, Champion beats Reliant for having a variety of plans and products.

Champion Energy Rating: 3.3

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Reliant Energy Rating: 4.3

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Winner: Reliant Energy

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Champion Energy vs.
Reliant Energy
Customer Ratings

Customer reviews posted to our site provide Texas electricity shoppers with the most insight. They cover real-world experience with energy plans and the providers themselves.

Champion Energy Reviews

Reliant Energy Reviews

Champion Energy trounces Reliant Energy in customer reviews. Champion rates significantly better across all customer service categories.

Winner: Champion Energy

Check out Champion Energy's cheapest rate plan!
Champ Saver-24

Champion Energy vs.
Reliant Energy
Recent Customer Reviews

Customer reviews say whether provider plans are affordable, if they help you save money, or if they should be avoided. They also share their experiences with the provider's account management, billing, and customer service.

Our most recent reviews for

Champion Energy

Horrible Customer Service
I renewed with Champion Energy a couple of months ago because of there rating was very good with JDPowers, however, if I had to do it today I wouldn't.
You cannot get anyone on the telephone without waiting for at least an hour (which I have done once) and forget about a chat on line because they will never answer you. The website SUCKS big time. I cannot log in and cannot get anyone on deck support to see why.
If I hadn't renewed with a new contract or could cancel without a penalty I would.

Bottom Line DON"T USE THEM !!!!
SheriH from West columbia, TX on April 13th, 2021
Terrible customer server - The worst I've ever experienced for anything
Called 50 times, emailed , even tried the chat line. No one responds. Ever.
Very Unhappy Customer from Houston, TX on April 6th, 2021
Bill to high
For the past 2 months my electric bill has jumped over from 60 dollars or to 100 more.and its only 2 in my household i chose this company bc of the lower rates.if this continues ill search for something in my price budget im extreemly upset about the price jumping were not doing anything different for this jump in my price.
Grace Vaughan from Gainesville, TX on April 6th, 2021

Our most recent reviews for

Reliant Energy

Worse Electric Company Ever
I moved my business to a new location and simply wanted to transfer my electricity plan to Reliant. I thought it would be easy. It has been the most difficult process I have ever faced. The customer service reps on the phone ALL have broken English and are difficult to understand. They say the have my issues resolved and the next day another set of issues! How difficult is it for a profitable business to simply set up an account with Reliant? I am now locked into a 3 year plan which I am regretting already. Not from the plan standpoint, but strictly from the service level standpoint. NEVER recommend Reliant again. And I thought they were the big well run company.
John B. from Sugar land, TX on May 4th, 2021
Bad experience
Okay, well, you JUST LOST A CUSTOMER. Thanks for showing your TRUE colors in this time when you could have been much more supportive. I have been with you for years!!!! have been with Reliant Energy and the bill has been inconsistent, I'm hardly ever home...I unplug things and rarely run my ac/heat. I transferred their services from one apartment to another apartment complex not far from each other , one bedroom apartment and my bill is always over 130.00!!! I have no kids, one bedroom apartment and hardly home and my bill is Sky high. I never get a good explanation why its soo high. Supervisor told me she couldnt help me and to call center point and hung up on me. WORSE EXPERIENCE EVER
Yvonne LOERA from Houston, TX on April 27th, 2021
Watch out!
Be aware.we was enrolled and charged for one day after we was told we would have 15 days to decide ,then we was told it was hooked up and our other co.was then taken away,then they charged us 9.00 on only the 2nd day of the 3 day grace period.omg .I will never ever go with them ever.we was lied to,ripped off and all the other.we was charged by our other company and was told you wouldn't pay.we are sr citizens trying to get a lower bill.the nerve of your comp. To treat us this way and act like we're stupid is shame on you all.
I expect people to honor what they say or represent. I will plaster this all very social media until I get satisfaction and my 175.00 I was charged to me,not the company its my money!
You can pm me for my address and phone number.i am so upset and appalled by the way we were treated and lied to.
Social media is just perfect until I get satisafation.!!!and only the beginning .
Marlene from Fort worth, TX on April 27th, 2021

Champion Energy vs.
Reliant Energy

Overall Winner: Champion Energy

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Compare More Texas Electricity Rates!


Compare Texas Electricity Rates for Your Area

Because of the unique organization of the Texas energy marketplace, rates are different from town to town and region to region.

That's why comparing rates and plans in your area can help you get the best rate and pay less for your Texas electricity.

Compare Energy Rates for Houston

Company & Plan Term Rate
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-24 24 10.4¢
Champion Energy Services - Green Energy-24 24 10.6¢
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-12 12 10.8¢
Champion Energy Services - Free Weekends-12 12 11.0¢


Other Competitive Electricity Rates in Houston

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 5.7¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 5.8¢
Spark Energy - Sure Saver 12 12 6.1¢
New Power Texas - Power of Credit 12 12 6.7¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 6.7¢
New Power Texas - Power of Credit 24 24 6.8¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 24 24 6.8¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 6.9¢
New Power Texas - Power of Credit 36 36 7.0¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 36 36 7.0¢

Houston - Centerpoint Electricity prices as of 06-12-2021.

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Compare Energy Rates for Dallas

Company & Plan Term Rate
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-24 24 10.1¢
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-12 12 10.5¢
Champion Energy Services - Free Weekends-12 12 10.6¢
Champion Energy Services - Green Energy-24 24 10.7¢

Other Competitive Electricity Rates in Dallas

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 5.7¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 5.8¢
Spark Energy - Sure Saver 12 12 5.9¢
New Power Texas - Power of Credit 12 12 6.7¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 6.7¢
New Power Texas - Power of Credit 24 24 6.8¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 24 24 6.8¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 6.9¢
New Power Texas - Power of Credit 36 36 7.0¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 36 36 7.0¢

Dallas - Oncor Electricity prices as of 06-12-2021.

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Compare Energy Rates for Abilene

Company & Plan Term Rate
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-24 24 10.2¢
Champion Energy Services - Green Energy-24 24 10.4¢
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-12 12 10.9¢
Champion Energy Services - Free Weekends-12 12 11.0¢

Check Out These Electricity Rates in Abilene

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 6.0¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 6.0¢
New Power Texas - Power of Credit 12 12 6.9¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 6.9¢
New Power Texas - Power of Credit 24 24 7.0¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 24 24 7.0¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 7.1¢
New Power Texas - Power of Credit 36 36 7.2¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 36 36 7.2¢
Frontier Utilities - Beat the Heat 12 12 7.5¢

Abilene - AEP North Electricity prices as of 06-12-2021.

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Compare Energy Rates for Corpus Christi

Company & Plan Term Rate
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-24 24 10.7¢
Champion Energy Services - Green Energy-24 24 10.9¢
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-12 12 11.2¢
Champion Energy Services - Free Weekends-12 12 11.4¢

Compare These Other Electricity Rates in Corpus Christi

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 6.1¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 6.2¢
Spark Energy - Sure Saver 12 12 7.0¢
New Power Texas - Power of Credit 12 12 7.1¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 7.1¢
New Power Texas - Power of Credit 24 24 7.2¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 24 24 7.2¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 7.4¢
New Power Texas - Power of Credit 36 36 7.4¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 36 36 7.4¢

Corpus Christi - AEP Central Electricity prices as of 06-12-2021.

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