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 Secure Advantage 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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Complaint Resolution -
Community Outreach -
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Rewards -
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Winner: Reliant Energy

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Secure Advantage 18

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

Great service and easy set up!
I have had Champion Energy since the beginning of the year and was referred by another friend who has been with Champion for over 5 years! Passing along and hoping to help out someone!
RJ from Houston, TX on August 10th, 2020
Really straightfoward
My plan with Champion was reliable and really well priced. I was just so thankful to find an energy company that was straightforward and wasn't trying to deceive me with hidden fees and stuff. Their transparency is just miles above a lot of other companies. I would really highly recommend.
Ashley from Dallas, TX on August 4th, 2020
Champion Energy
No issues.
Mike from Lewisville, TX on July 23rd, 2020

Our most recent reviews for

Reliant Energy

N/A
I want to tell everyone not to use the services of Reliant Electric. It is a very fraudulent and low-level company. The problems faced by me and many of my acquaintances forced me to write this review about the company. Thus, the company sends the monthly payment to the customer as an approximate amount without any notice. The initial contract also states that if the customer terminates the contract, he will pay $ 200. However, when they want to terminate the contract, they want an additional $ 400 and $ 200. The reason for the removal of excess money from the customer, they say, "We indicated the approximate amount of your monthly electricity bill." So, they write $ 170-180 on the bill they send home every month, and (according to them, the actual amount of the bill is $ 190-200), the customer pays $ 170-180. But the company does this without informing the customer that it has understated the amount. Eventually, when they want to terminate the contract, they threaten you with a lawsuit and force you to pay the amount. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE A HEADACHE AND A PROBLEM, STAY AWAY FROM THE SERVICE OF A RELIANT ELECTRIC COMPANY.
N/A from Katy, TX on August 17th, 2020
MOST EXPENSIVE ELECTRICITY BILLS EVER!
I changed to Reliant energy thinking I was going to save on my electricity bill. But to my surprise my bills doubled up from my previous company I was using. I regret switching to Reliant. Once my contract expires I'll go back to what I used to have.
Jose Escamilla from Dallas, TX on August 16th, 2020
Beware...$25 disconnect fee, 2 days late pay, DURING PANDEMIC!
I was 2 DAYS late on my payment and they charged me a $25 disconnect fee DURING A PANDEMIC! 8/20/20 Thanks Reliant... not!
Hot In Texas! from Highland park, TX on August 16th, 2020

Champion Energy vs.
Reliant Energy

Overall Winner: Champion Energy

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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 11.0¢
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-12 12 11.2¢

Company & Plan Term Rate
Reliant - Secure Advantage 18 18 11.2¢
Reliant - Clear Flex Plan 1 12.2¢
Reliant - Secure Advantage 12 12 12.2¢
Reliant - Truly Free 7 Days 12 12 14.8¢
Reliant - Truly Free Nights 12 12 15.3¢

Other Competitive Electricity Rates in Houston

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 5.8¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 5.8¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 18 18 6.6¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 6.7¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 6.7¢
Chariot Energy - GridEdge 18 18 6.8¢
Spark Energy - Sure Saver 6 6 7.1¢
Spark Energy - Sure Saver 12 12 7.2¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 36 36 7.2¢
4Change Energy - Free Energy 12 12 7.5¢

Houston - Centerpoint Electricity prices as of 10-30-2020.

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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 10.3¢
Company & Plan Term Rate
Reliant - Secure Advantage 18 18 10.7¢
Reliant - Clear Flex Plan 1 11.7¢
Reliant - Secure Advantage 12 12 11.7¢
Reliant - Truly Free 7 Days 12 12 14.1¢
Reliant - Truly Free Nights 12 12 14.6¢

Other Competitive Electricity Rates in Dallas

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 5.2¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 5.2¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 18 18 6.0¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 6.1¢
Chariot Energy - GridEdge 18 18 6.1¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 6.1¢
Spark Energy - Sure Saver 12 12 6.5¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 36 36 6.6¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Supreme 12 6.8¢
4Change Energy - Free Energy 12 12 6.9¢

Dallas - Oncor Electricity prices as of 10-30-2020.

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Compare Energy Rates for Abilene

Company & Plan Term Rate
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-24 24 9.9¢
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-12 12 10.3¢
Company & Plan Term Rate
Reliant - Secure Advantage 18 18 10.7¢
Reliant - Clear Flex Plan 1 11.7¢
Reliant - Secure Advantage 12 12 11.7¢
Reliant - Truly Free 7 Days 12 12 13.7¢
Reliant - Truly Free Nights 12 12 14.2¢

Check Out These Electricity Rates in Abilene

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Best Value 12 12 6.8¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 12 12 6.8¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 7.1¢
Chariot Energy - GridEdge 12 12 7.3¢
Tara Energy - Base Saver III - 12 12 7.4¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 18 18 7.4¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 7.5¢
Frontier Utilities - Beat the Heat 12 12 7.6¢
Chariot Energy - GridEdge 18 18 7.6¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Supreme 24 24 7.7¢

Abilene - AEP North Electricity prices as of 10-30-2020.

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Compare Energy Rates for Corpus Christi

Company & Plan Term Rate
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-24 24 10.8¢
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-12 12 11.0¢
Company & Plan Term Rate
Reliant - Secure Advantage 18 18 11.8¢
Reliant - Clear Flex Plan 1 12.8¢
Reliant - Secure Advantage 12 12 12.8¢
Reliant - Truly Free 7 Days 12 12 14.8¢
Reliant - Truly Free Nights 12 12 15.3¢

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 6.1¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 18 18 6.8¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver 12 12 6.9¢
Chariot Energy - GridEdge 18 18 6.9¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 12 12 6.9¢
Pulse Power - Texas Saver 36 36 7.4¢
Spark Energy - Sure Saver 12 12 7.6¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Supreme 24 24 7.9¢
Frontier Utilities - Easy Bill 12 12 7.9¢

Corpus Christi - AEP Central Electricity prices as of 10-30-2020.

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