About Brilliant Energy Electricity Service

Brilliant Energy is a Houston, TX based retail electricity provider that was founded in 2007. Brilliant Energy services both residential and commercial electricity customers.

One you've researched a Brilliant Energy, you can exercise your power to choose and compare electricity rates from competitive providers. Texas has over 50 competitive providers to choose from. There are no switching fees, your electricity stays on throughout the whole process, and no special equipment is needed. If you're moving to to Texas, your new provider will turn on your power and set up your new service.

Remember, the cheapest electricity rate may not be the best, that's why we provide recommended plans based on your home size. You'll find dozens of choices and options to choose from, whether you're looking for a 12 month fixed rate plan or a month to month plan. You can also choose green energy plans, plans with Rewards, Incentives, and Smart Home plans featuring free programmable thermostats such as the Nest thermostat. We've made it easy by recommending plans and providers that have proved that they provide the best customer service and a great electric rate for your home or business.

Once you've found the plan that makes sense for you, your provider will require a credit check to determine if a deposit is needed to establish service. If you do not have credit established or have poor credit, there are no deposit electricity plans available at competitive terms.

Frequently Asked Questions About Brilliant Energy

Here we have some answers to frequently asked questions about Brilliant Energy.

What if I'm interested in buying Brilliant Energy's energy plans?

We currently do not offer any Brilliant Energy plans at this time.

Other popular plans you can try instead are APG&E's starting at 0¢/kWh or APG&E's starting at 0¢/kWh just to name a few!

What companies are similar to Brilliant Energy?

Some companies that are like Brilliant Energy in price range and user ratings are APG&E and APG&E.

Here is an overview of these two:

APG&E:

  • Average Plan Rate: 11.7¢/kWh
  • Plan Types: Fixed Rate
  • Cheapest 12 Month Fixed: -
  • Cheapest 24 Month Fixed: -
  • Average User Rating: 1.5/5.0

APG&E:

  • Average Plan Rate: 11.7¢/kWh
  • Plan Types: Fixed Rate
  • Cheapest 12 Month Plan Fixed: -
  • Cheapest 24 Month Plan Fixed: -
  • Average User Rating: 0/5.0


Is Brilliant Energy good?

Brilliant Energy has a customer rating of 2.2/5.0 stars (this is out of 71 reviews). This score is calculated by averaging the total number of reviews in our website.

What are some good companies in my area?

In , Texas there is:

  1. 4Change Energy 4/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 18.5¢/kWh.
  2. Energy Texas 3.9/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 14.2¢/kWh.
  3. Chariot Energy 3.6/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 22.1¢/kWh.
  4. Constellation 3.4/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 19.6¢/kWh.
  5. Champion Energy Services 3.3/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 14.9¢/kWh.
  6. Veteran Energy 2.7/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 18.6¢/kWh.
  7. TriEagle Energy 2.5/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 16.8¢/kWh.


What are some cheap electricity plans in my area?

The most affordable electricity plans in , Texas are:

  1. Frontier Saver Plus 12 for 12 months starting at 13.8¢/kWh.
  2. Simply Bright 6 for 6 months starting at 13.9¢/kWh.
  3. 36 Inflation Fix for 36 months starting at 14.1¢/kWh.
  4. Simply Bright 36 for 36 months starting at 14.5¢/kWh.
  5. Bigger Than Texas 24 for 24 months starting at 14.6¢/kWh.


How much do electricity plans cost per month?

The monthly bill will vary by season (with the winter and summer seasons being the more expensive periods) and the size of your home. In 2022 in , Texas, the average electricity plan rate is 0¢/kWh. On average, that means

  • A small home will use around 500kWh of energy times 0¢/kWh totalling $0 per month.
  • An average-sized home will use around 1000kWh of power times 0¢/kWh totalling $0 per month.
  • A large home will use around 2000kWh of power times 0¢/kWh totalling $0 per month.

You can price electricity plans in your area here.

If You're Looking for Brilliant Energy

Brilliant Energy is not currently available on TexasElectricityRatings.com. If you are shopping for residentail electricity in Texas, these are our recommended plans. Alternatively you can browse all of our Texas electricity plans.

How do I get the Cheapest Brilliant Energy Rate?

We've created a step by step guide to help you get the cheapest electricity rate. Plus we've built tools to help analyze your rate. Or you can use our Bill Calculator tool.

Brilliant Energy doesn't sell electricity on TexasElectricityRatings.com, instead compare the cheapest electricty plans from the best electricity companies in Texas.

Brilliant Energy Rates for Houston

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 13.7¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 13.7¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 13.8¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 13.8¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 13.8¢

Houston - Centerpoint Electricity prices as of 12-07-2022. Compare Houston Electricity Rates.

Brilliant Energy Rates for Dallas

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 12.1¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 12.1¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 12.2¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 12.2¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 12.2¢

Dallas - Oncor Electricity prices as of 12-07-2022. Compare Dallas Electricity Rates.

Brilliant Energy Rates for Abilene

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 10.8¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 10.8¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 10.9¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 12.0¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 12.0¢

Abilene - AEP North Electricity prices as of 12-07-2022. Compare Abilene Electricity Rates.

Brilliant Energy Rates for Corpus Christi

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 13.1¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 13.1¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 13.2¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 13.2¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 13.2¢

Corpus Christi - AEP Central Electricity prices as of 12-07-2022. Compare Corpus Christi Electricity Rates.

News Articles About Brilliant Energy

Champion Energy Wins Staggering 4th Straight J.D. Power Award

Posted on In what is increasingly looking like a foregone conclusion, Champion Energy has ranked in the top spot of the 2013 J.D. Power & Associates survey for Texas electricity customer satisfaction. This marks the fourth straight year that Champion Energy has won the coveted award. Last summer marked them as the first three-time winner of the award. From the press release:
Champion Energy Services ranks highest among retail electric utility providers in Texas for a fourth consecutive year, with a score of 764. Champion Energy Services performs particularly well in price; billing and payment; enrollment/renewal; customer service; and communications.
  Champion posted a cumulative score of 764. Congratulations to Champion Energy! Also of note was Green Mountain Energy, which managed to come away with the 2nd spot in the survey with a cumulative score of 737. That is a huge improvement over their 2012 score of 691, and was enough to vault them 9 spots into 2nd place, edging out Bounce Energy who had a cumulative score of 736. Rounding out the top 5 were StarTex Power and Brilliant Energy, with scores of 730 and 720 respectively. The entire chart is listed below:
2013 J.D Power Survey Results
I'll be back tomorrow with a post examining the findings in a bit more detail, as well as an update to the Texas Electricity Ratings rankings.

Texas Electricity Provider Map

Posted on Last week's purchase of First Choice Power by Direct Energy was yet another major acquisition of a Retail Electricity Provider by a major energy conglomerate. There's been around half a dozen of these deals in the past year, and in my opinion, things have gotten a bit muddled and confusing. So I wanted to write a post to chart exactly who owns who in the deregulated electricity space in Texas. Dominion Resources: Dominion Energy probably isn't a name that is very recognized by Texas electricity customers. However, they are a huge energy company that deals in both energy generation and distribution in multiple states. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, they own the incumbent and regulated electricity providers in Virginia and North Carolina. In Texas, they own Cirro Energy, which they purchased in 2008. Earlier this year, Cirro Energy purchased Simple Power and absorbed their customers. NRG: NRG, a new Jersey based company, is another huge energy company with massive power generation resources. On top of energy generation plants, NRG also owns Green Mountain Energy, which they purchased in 2010 for 350 million dollars. In 2009, they purchased former incumbent Texas electricity provider Reliant Energy for 287 million and change when Reliant was under heavy financial distress. This was a steal considering Reliant was the second largest REP in the state at the time and has huge brand recognition. In turn, Reliant Energy owns (and I believe operates) Pennywise Power, which is a new brand they've put into the deregulated Texas electricity market to try and capture different customers without effecting their core brand. So NRG owns Green Mountain and Reliant, and Reliant in turn owns Pennywise Power. Just Energy - Just Energy is yet another big energy company, with resources all over North America. They had been a fairly smaller player in the retail electricity market in Texas until recently. Just Energy itself was mostly a niche provider, offering 5 year long term contracts to customers. However, they recently purchased the entire retail arm of Fulcrum Power. That includes Amigo Energy, Tara Energy, and Smart Prepaid. So now all of those brands are part of the Just Energy portfolio. They'll likely keep the branding and still do business under the names Tara and Amigo, but it's all Just Energy. Just Energy also owns another smaller REP, Commerce Energy. Direct Energy: Direct Energy is actually a subsidiary of a British company called Centrica, but they're known almost exclusively in North America as Direct Energy, so that's the name we're going with. Direct Energy is yet another huge energy generation company with huge and varied resources. In the retail electricity space they do business as Direct Energy and they are one of the biggest REP's in Texas. They also operate in Texas as WTU Energy and CPL Energy in two respective TDSPs. In the Spring, Direct Energy also purchased Gateway Energy Resources for 90 millions dollars. Since then, Direct has removed Gateway as a brand from doing business in Texas. Just last week, Direct Energy made another huge purchase, this time of First Choice Power for 270 million dollars. Which is a huge price tag. So, as of now, every company I mentioned above is really a subsidiary of Direct Energy. Constellation Energy: Constellation Energy is the largest energy supplier in America. Their 2007 revenues were 21 billion dollars. So yes, they're another big energy guy. They own the regulated electricity entity Baltimore Gas and Electric. In 2 month period last spring and summer, Constellation announced purchases of both StarTex Power as well as MX Energy, two retail electricity providers that operate in the Texas deregulated markets. Gexa Energy: NextEra Energy is the parent company of Florida Power and Light, the regulated electricity provider for much of Florida. They're another big energy company, having generation resources in over 20 states. In 2005, Florida Power & Light purchased Gexa Energy. They still do business in Texas under the name Gexa. Dynowatt: Dynowatt is a subsidiary of Accent Energy, which is a large company with natural gas ties in Ohio. Accent also serves deregulated New York, but they do business in Texas as Dynowatt. TXU Energy: TXU is actually a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings, which also owns Luminant, the power generation portion of the old TXU company that was forced to split because of deregulation laws. Now Luminant and TXU operate separately. TXU is the largest individual REP in Texas and one of the two former incumbent providers. The following Retail Electricity Providers are stand-alone entities: Texpo Energy: Texpo Energy is a smaller company operating in Texas. What makes them interesting is that they actually operate under 3 different brand names while all sharing the same PUC Certificate. The other two brands are Southwest Power & Light and YEP. So to sum things up, Texpo, Southwest Power & Light, and YEP are all the same company operating in Texas under different names.
  • Champion Energy
  • Stream Energy
  • Ambit Energy
  • Brilliant Energy
  • Texas Power
  • Liberty Power
  • Mega Energy
  • APNA Energy
  • Bounce Energy
  • Spark Energy
Hopefully this helps to give people a clearer picture about who some of the players are in Texas electricity. It is important that people know exactly who the company is that is supplying their electricity. For example, if someone had a bad experience with one company, they might not want to get service from another one of their subsidiaries. And since there's been so many purchases and mergings of REP's in the last 6 months, I thought it might be a good idea to chronicle which companies have ended where after the dust has settled. I'll try to update this page moving forward as well. I doubt we've seen the last of big REP acquisitions, so this family tree might change.  

Zip Codes with the Cheapest Brilliant Energy Rates in Texas