Champion Energy Services Rates and Plans for Houston, Dallas, and the Rest of Texas.
About Champion Energy
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Houston, Champion Energy is one of the few energy providers in the industry that has never been affiliated with a utility company. While the company expanded its retail energy to the northeastern states, the company remains Texas-centric; serving about 2.5 million customers most of which are in Texas. In 2015, Champion Energy joined Houston-based Calpine Corporation, the largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources in the United States.
Champion Energy's long-standing reputation for customer satisfaction has earned it several consecutive J.D. Power "Highest in Residential Customer Satisfaction with Retail Electric Service" awards. Texas Electricity Ratings ranks Champion Energy as one of its Gold Tier Providers. Both Calpine and Champion Energy help the Texas communities they serve through donations to food banks and charities across the state. Champion Energy is also well respected for providing annual scholarships to Texas high school seniors seeking to attend a Texas college program.
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Champion Energy In The Community
Champion Energy helps the Texas communities it serve through donations to food banks and charities across the state. The company has long history of supporting Houston charitable organizations, including the Ronald MacDonald House of Houston, the Boys and Girls Club Greater Houston, and several others. Champion Energy and it's parent company, Calpine, has donated a total donating $200,000 to the Houston Food Bank and $100,000 to food banks and charities in Texas. They provided $200,000 to the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund. During the pandemic, Champion Energy allocated $50,000 to a program that matched donations from customers to help defray the cost of electricity service for other customers who needed assistance.
Champion Energy is probably best known and most respected for its Champion Scholars Award. Since 2014, the Champion Scholars Award provides annual scholarships to Texas high school seniors seeking to attend a Texas college. As of 2021, the Champion Energy has provided $70,000 in scholarships to high school seniors.
Champion Energy has long been involved in sponsoring arts and cultural events in Houston. It has been involved in the past with the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Maccabi Games and ArtsFest as well as the Houston Cinema Arts Festival. Today, the company is proud to sponsor the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park which offers free Classical music, jazz, world music and dance, ballet, Shakespeare, musical theatre, classic films, and more.
Understand Your Champion Energy Services Bill
Unsure about how to decipher your Champion Energy Services bill?
We can help.
Check out our How to Understand your Champion Energy Services Bill page where you can get information on what the various charges and fees mean.
Bill Period or Cycle
The dates this bill covers. Your Texas utility company will read the meter at their discretion. This will not always be a month or 30 days. If you are on a plan that has "monthly" fees, that fee will appear on your bill, regardless of how many days were within the period.
What is the Difference Between Energy Rate and Average Rate?
the 'Energy Rate' is the price in cents that you pay your electricity provider for the actual electricity that you consumed. The 'Average Rate' is the total you paid for electricity service (including all TDSP fees, bill credits, taxes, etc) divided by the number of kWhs you used that month.
What is the average Champion Energy Services electricity bill in Texas
Most customers in Texas use about 1050-1400 kWh of electricity per month. According to various sources, the average electricity rate in Texas is about 11 cents. This would make the average Texas electricity bill about $115 to $154 per month.
Of course, if you have a higher electrical load than normal you will use more energy, and thus your bills can easily be higher than that. High load items would be things like a swimming pool or electric heat in the winter.
Your home size will have an impact on your usage. A smaller 600 sqft apartment might use 500-600 kWh, while an expansive 3,000 sqft. home could easily use 2,200 to 3,000 kWh.
About TDSPs (Utilities)
The utility is the company that maintains the power poles and lines in your area. They are also in charge of generating the electricity and delivering it to your home. In Texas, there are five deregulated TDSPs: CenterPoint (Houston), Oncor (Dallas), TNMP, AEP-North and AEP-Central.
TDSPs charges and fees will show up on your bill in a couple ways - monthly fixed amounts, and per kWh amounts. These TDSP fees will be applied to your bill no matter who your provider is. Champion Energy Services doesn't really have any control over these fees at all, and if you change providers, you'll still have to pay them.
What are the TDSP Fees / Charges on your Champion Energy Services bill?
These are fees charged by your utility, and are present regardless of which electricity provider you have chosen.
Fees from the utility, not the retail electricity provider
TDSP fees can be a fixed charged per bill, or a variable charge based on how much electricity you used during that period. There are a few providers that offer "bundled" rates, which include these fees in their Energy Charge. In bundled rates, your actual average rate will not change during the course of your contract (assuming the plan has no monthly charge).
Some of the TDSP fees you may be charged are:
- Customer Charge
- Distribution Cost Recovery Factor
- Distribution System Charge
- Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor
- Metering Charge
- Nuclear Decommissioning Fee
- PUC Assessment
- System Restoration Charge
- Transition Charge (1-5)
- Transmission Cost Recovery Factor
- Transmission System Charge
The TDSP fees charged and their amounts will vary depending on which TDSP services your area. As of May 2018, Oncor has the lowest per-bill charge at $5.25, while AEP-North has the highest, at $10.53 per bill. TNMP has the lowest average usage charges, at around 3.3¢/kWh, and CenterPoint is the highest, around 4.1¢/kWh.
Electric companies generally have the same energy charge applied, no-matter which TDSP the plan is in. The difference in the TDSP fees are the reason the same plan can cost around a penny higher in CenterPoint vs TNMP.
ESI ID (Electric Service Identifier)
This is the unique identifier of the electricity meter for your address. If you have multiple meters (one for the house, one for the shed) you will have multiple ESI IDs. Each ESI ID will generally get it's own bill, unless your current provider offers some sort of combined billing.