About StarTex Power Electricity Service

StarTex Power is a retail electricity provider that was founded in 2004 to sell retail electricity in the state of Texas. At one point StarTex was one of the fastest growing businesses in Texas and a former winner of the JD Power & Associates award for customer satisfaction in the retail electricity market. In 2011, StarTex Power was acquired by Constellation Energy.

Constellation Energy is one of the largest conglomerates in North America. They operate over 35 power plants in 11 states and are one of the leading competitive suppliers of electricity and natural gas, as well as Baltimore Gas & Electric, their regulated utility in central Maryland.

Frequently Asked Questions About StarTex Power

Here we have some answers to frequently asked questions about StarTex Power.

What if I'm interested in buying StarTex Power's energy plans?

We currently do not offer any StarTex Power plans at this time.

Other popular plans you can try instead are Rhythm's Two Months Free 24 starting at 15.1¢/kWh or Rhythm's starting at 0¢/kWh just to name a few!

What companies are similar to StarTex Power?

Some companies that are like StarTex Power in price range and user ratings are Rhythm and Rhythm.

Here is an overview of these two:



Is StarTex Power good?

StarTex Power has a customer rating of 2.8/5.0 stars (this is out of 361 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 14¢/kWh.
  2. Energy Texas 3.8/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 12.5¢/kWh.
  3. Veteran Energy 3.7/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 15.2¢/kWh.
  4. Champion Energy Services 3.7/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 13¢/kWh.
  5. Constellation 2.9/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 14.9¢/kWh.
  6. TriEagle Energy 2.4/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 14.2¢/kWh.
  7. NRG Home 2.2/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 6.2¢/kWh.

What are some cheap electricity plans in my area?

The most affordable electricity plans in , Texas are:

  1. Come & Take It 12 for 12 months starting at 11¢/kWh.
  2. Wise Buy 24 for 24 months starting at 11.8¢/kWh.
  3. Bigger Than Texas 24 for 24 months starting at 12¢/kWh.
  4. 36 Inflation Fix for 36 months starting at 12.1¢/kWh.
  5. GoodEnergy 12 for 12 months starting at 12.4¢/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 StarTex Power

StarTex Power 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 StarTex Power 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.

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

StarTex Power Rates for Houston

Company & Plan Term Rate
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 9.2¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 9.2¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 9.2¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 9.2¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 24 24 9.2¢

Houston - Centerpoint Electricity prices as of 06-03-2023. Compare Houston Electricity Rates.

StarTex Power Rates for Dallas

Company & Plan Term Rate
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 8.8¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 8.8¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 8.8¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 8.8¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 24 24 8.8¢

Dallas - Oncor Electricity prices as of 06-03-2023. Compare Dallas Electricity Rates.

StarTex Power Rates for Abilene

Company & Plan Term Rate
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 9.8¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 9.8¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 24 24 9.8¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 24 24 9.8¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 9.9¢

Abilene - AEP North Electricity prices as of 06-03-2023. Compare Abilene Electricity Rates.

StarTex Power Rates for Corpus Christi

Company & Plan Term Rate
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 9.7¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 9.7¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 9.7¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 24 24 9.7¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 24 24 9.7¢

Corpus Christi - AEP Central Electricity prices as of 06-03-2023. Compare Corpus Christi Electricity Rates.

News Articles About StarTex Power

2020 Best Texas Electricity Provider Ratings

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Find out who is the best Texas electricity provider of 2020! Learn which one has the best deals and how they can help cut your monthly energy bills!
Competition is fierce. And our five top-rated suppliers go above and beyond to be one the best Texas electricity providers.

Who Is The Best Electricity Supplier In Texas?

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloomy pandemic stays the need for electricity in Texas. It's for that very reason that Texas Electricity Ratings has released their annual rankings for the best retail electricity providers in the state of Texas.

Ranking Texas Retail Electricity Providers

Energy providers have been competing harder than before, especially with electricity prices being lower than this time last year. Consequently, this year's choices were tough. 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?

Top Rated Five Electricity Suppliers in Texas

The 2020 Best Texas Electricity Provider is Constellation Energy. Originally entering the Texas market several years back as StarTex Power, Constellation Energy has been forging a name for itself competing against long established brands. It combination of great rates, rewards and incentives, and great customer reviews have made it this year's number one ranked provider. Right behind in second place is Chariot Energy . Scarcely operating in Texas for less than one year, Chariot Energy supports green energy with 100% solar power at low rates. Coupled with strong reviews and customer communication, this upstart company is offering Texas electricity customers a clear alternative. At number three is venerable TXU. Though it's one of the oldest electricity providers, it continues offering a broad set of plans and options for electricity customers. As one of the oldest, it has one of most involved Community Outreach efforts of any electricity provider. In the fourth place, another former incumbent utility provider, Reliant Energy, ranks high Community Outreach and Customer Communication. One of the biggest retailers in Texas, Reliant also scored well on Innovation and Rewards. At fifth, Gexa Energy offers a great selection of plans that include 100% green energy and unique customer satisfaction program. Customers can switch to a different Gexa electricity plan within the first 60 days of service without penalty if they’re unhappy.

How Good Is My Texas Electricity Provider?

Whether you're new to shopping for retail electricity or you're just looking for a new Texas energy supplier, knowing how good an electricity company can make all the difference. And that's especially true in the summer heat. Check out our rankings of the best Texas electric companies to find out more. Don't forget to also see how Texas Electricity Providers did in our People's Choice rankings, based on customer reviews.  

Texas Electricity Ratings Updates Rankings: Summer 2018

Posted on As we wade into the peak of what looks to be a blisteringly hot Texas summer, Texas Electricity Ratings has once again updated their rankings of best electricity companies in Texas. As always, it is important for customers to be armed with the latest information possible to help them make smart, informed decisions about their electricity plan ahead of what looks to be a sweltering, and therefore expensive, summer in the state of Texas. We've continued to tweak our rankings system to take into account the changes in the Texas electricity market over the last 12 months, including areas of evaluation such as technology and consumer expectations, ease of ordering and customer service, communication, and more. As always, these ratings are created with the Texas consumer in mind. So without further ado, lets take a look at the new 5 Star Texas electricity providers according to Texas Electricity Ratings. Reliant Energy (an NRG Company) - For the first time at Texas Electricity Ratings, Reliant Energy will receive a 5 star ranking. While it is easy to simply dismiss Reliant as a "big guy" and former incumbent,
Compare the Top 5 Texas Electricity Companies Based on Texas Electricity Ratings
A snapshot of the top Texas electricity providers
by Texas Electricity Ratings July, 2018
the fact of the matter is that Reliant does a lot of things right when it comes to Texas electricity customers. They have consistent rates within the market, they have robust systems in place for customer service and customer convenience, and they have lots of different incentive and reward programs that benefit their customers. While it's one thing to say that Reliant has a lot of resources and can afford to do certain things for customers and local communities, they deserve the credit for actually doing those things in local communities. If there is a unique selling proposition, service, or area of the Texas market where something is happening, Reliant Energy is present in that space. Smart Thermostats, Pre-Paid plans, you name it. For all of these reasons, as well as being able to offer customers rates and plans that don't break the bank, we felt Reliant Energy was worthy of a 5 star ranking. Gexa Energy - Gexa Energy has spent the last year near the top of our rankings, and the 2018 ratings are no different. Gexa is a great company with an almost two-decade history of serving the Texas electricity market. They have some of the lowest rates in the market right now, which is not something to be ignored during what looks to be a potentially record-breaking summer. They also excel at getting customers through the deposit process and getting their lights turned on, which is really the main job of any electricity provider. They've got good customer service, low base monthly charges, and an exceptional track record in the Texas market. For those reasons and more, we give Gexa Energy the 5 star stamp of approval. TXU Energy - TXU Energy is another provider that many people might dismiss as being a "big guy" and former incumbent. But that doesn't change the fact in the last 12 months, TXU has made real strides in transforming themselves into a much more customer-friendly company. The number of negative reviews we've seen placed for them has dropped drastically in the last year, and if there is an area of the Texas marketplace with any activity, TXU is a player. They have solar panel programs and subsidies for customers available in some areas, they have plenty of smart home products, their ratings with the Texas PUC (Public Utilities Commission) and the BBB are both outstanding, and their level of innovation and customer communication gets high marks. For this and other reasons, we felt that TXU belonged in the pantheon of 5 star electricity providers in Texas. Payless Power - Pre-Paid electricity providers often get overlooked in the Texas marketplace, and we at Texas Electricity Ratings think that is a mistake. In fact, we think companies that specialize in Pre-Paid, particularly Payless Power, are underrated and underappreciated in Texas. At the end of the day, Payless Power exists to get electricity to people that might have credit issues, and cannot afford to pay a hefty deposit required by a more traditional electricity company. And as we've mentioned, getting people's lights turned on is the primary and most important job of an electricity company. Payless is the only company on our list that will guarantee to turn on the electricity of ANYONE in Texas, same day, no questions asked. In our book that's worth something. On top of that, Payless Power has communication mechanisms in place that put traditional electricity companies to shame. They have top call centers, can communicate extensively over chat and text, and have real time usage updates for customers down to the minute. And on top of all that, Payless is even innovating into new areas of the Texas market. This past month, Payless launched their first 12 month fixed pre-paid plan, the first we've seen of it's kind. Customers can now get a guaranteed rate for 12 months, all while enjoying the flexibility of a prepaid plan. And the rate is even competitive with traditional fixed electricity plans. Congratulations, Payless Power, your 5 star ranking is well deserved. Constellation Energy - This one may be a head-scratcher to some, because Constellation is a relatively new name in Texas to most folks. But the reason for that is they've been doing business in Texas for well over 15 years as StarTex Power. While they recently chose to shelve that name in favor of the brand of their parent company, Constellation Energy, nothing has changed about the company's commitment to customer service and affordable rates since they were winning JD Power Awards as StarTex Power. They have outstanding marks with the PUC and the BBB, and they put forth simple, uncomplicated plans at great rates that won't trip up customers when they receive their bills in the mail. They're consistent and reliable, and are a great option for any customer shopping for electricity, and that is why we've given them a 5 star rating. These Retail Electricity Providers represent the best at what they do in Texas. As always, there are a lot of different facets that make up what we consider to be a 5 Star electricity provider, and not everything might matter to every single electricity shopper. However, it is our responsibility to review providers on everything they have to offer customers, not just one thing such as a low rate. While important, customers can always shop by the lowest rate without too much difficulty. But what about other things that might matter to customers? Quality of communication? Different products for customers? Customer rewards and retention programs? Texas Electricity Ratings thinks all of these things are of the utmost importance, and we take all of them into account when rating different electricity providers. At the end of the day, the sole purpose of an electricity provider is to get someone's electricity turned on, as quickly and efficiently as possible. Couple that with good communication with their customers, a good reputation in the Texas marketplace, and the willingness to offer affordable, easy to understand electricity plans and the picture of what we consider to be a 5 star Texas electricity provider comes into focus. And while the providers we have ranked above all have different areas where they excel, all of them do a great job at covering those areas for their customers. And that's why they made our list of 5 star providers.  With a volatile electricity marketplace this summer, and that volatility expected to spill over past summer and into the fall, it's more important than ever to sign on with a good, reliable electricity provider. And we believe we've provided an excellent frame of reference for who some of those providers are in Texas at this time. So happy shopping everyone!

Zip Codes with the Cheapest StarTex Power Rates in Texas