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 Conservation 12 plan
24 Month Champ Saver-24 Reliant Conservation 24 plan

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

Check out Reliant Energy's cheapest rate plan!
Reliant Conservation 24 plan

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

Customer service
Mark H. was great help, he is a people's person, very respectful and kind. It is always a pleasure to engage with people that know how to talk to folks. Mark H. you are the best " Keep up the good job" excellent communicator.
Mark H. from Monahans, TX on July 25th, 2022
Champion energy is the best
Champion Energy Services has been really great for me so far!! Customer service and price is a lot better than my previous electric provider for my apartment as well as a lot cheaper surprisingly. They have pretty good plans. I would highly recommend. Did not regret making the switch. Use my referal code for $50 off! EDINH001Or use the link:
Champion.Energy/referral?refer=EDINH001
Ethan from 70810 on July 1st, 2022
Most appreciative
My name is BRANDON Hunter I spoke Paul. The absolute best customer experience ever. Swear to God please give extra consideration to Paul he should be a trainer.
Hunter from Dallas, TX on May 25th, 2022

Our most recent reviews for

Reliant Energy

Incompetence/Expensive/Customer Service is a joke
I had someone use my bank card fraudulently last month. My bank cancelled my card and issued another to be delivered via USPS (my bank is out of state). I immediately contacted Reliant to explain my situation since my bill was coming due before I would receive my new card. The representative told me that she would extend my due date but that I would have to pay a late fee. I agreed (against my better judgement). When I received my card in the mail, I got online and paid the bill. Now I'm told by Reliant customer service that I have a disconnect fee of $10.00 and another late fee that I have to pay. I of course refused to pay these fees and I told them that they would get only the amount of my bill for this month. I spent a total of 1.5 hours on the phone to get absolutely NOWHERE! My bill has gone up exponentially every month. Legit from $18.00 to $79.00 to $120.00 for the last 3 months! Since we have been so hot down here in the ass-crack of humanity aka south Texas, I have increased my thermostat to 78 degrees and use fans. These people are nothing but thieves and don't give a damn about anything except stealing your money. I 100% would steer clear of this company!
Elle from on July 25th, 2022
Company policy one of Greed before Customer
Was in the process of buying a house, had contracts signed, and then seller broke contract in the last week or so.
Had contacted Reliant when contract was finalized with a set closing date, along with many other services. Then again as soon as I could to let them know to cancel all service requests.

Reliant accepted the cancellation request, and mentioned a date over a week later for the order to be processed - a day or two AFTER the service was to be established.... ?? Not sure why such a long day in CANCELLING an order - shouldn't you just put a flag in the request that it is now cancelled, and close it?

Even after being assured there would be no bill issued, I received one the following month. When calling the company to contest bill, they argued that I did not call in sufficient time, and that I called ON or AFTER the service date (phone records show otherwise).

Have contacted at least twice to contest bill, but still shows in account.
Edric from Nacogdoches, TX on July 15th, 2022
Fraud company who take all your money
This is my second month I started using relient and I started getting huge bill which is 4 times more than what I was paying with my existing provider with out free nights..even with free night I got 4 times more than what I use to pay earlier with another provider ..I dont recommend this to anyone and I would really want to take action on this company if I can
Sushma from Spring, TX on July 14th, 2022

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 15.1¢
Champion Energy Services - Free Weekends-24 24 15.3¢
Champion Energy Services - Green Energy-24 24 15.7¢
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-12 12 15.8¢

Company & Plan Term Rate
Reliant - Reliant Conservation 24 plan 24 15.9¢
Reliant - Reliant Basic Power 24 plan 24 16.2¢
Reliant - Conservation 12 plan 12 16.9¢
Reliant - Reliant Basic Power 12 plan 12 17.2¢

Other Competitive Electricity Rates in Houston

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 13.7¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 13.8¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 13.8¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 13.8¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 13.9¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 13.9¢
Rhythm - Simply Bright 6 6 13.9¢
Veteran Energy - Valor 36 36 14.0¢
Energy Texas - 36 Inflation Fix 36 14.1¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 12 12 14.4¢

Houston - Centerpoint Electricity prices as of 12-04-2022.

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Compare Energy Rates for Dallas

Company & Plan Term Rate
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-24 24 13.6¢
Champion Energy Services - Free Weekends-24 24 13.8¢
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-12 12 14.3¢
Champion Energy Services - Green Energy-24 24 14.9¢
Company & Plan Term Rate
Reliant - Reliant Conservation 24 plan 24 14.9¢
Reliant - Reliant Basic Power 24 plan 24 15.1¢
Reliant - Conservation 12 plan 12 15.9¢
Reliant - Reliant Basic Power 12 plan 12 16.1¢

Other Competitive Electricity Rates in Dallas

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 12.1¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 12.2¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 12.2¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 12.2¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 12.3¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 12.3¢
Veteran Energy - Valor 36 36 12.4¢
Just Energy - Base Saver III - 12 12 12.9¢
Rhythm - Simply Bright 6 6 12.9¢
Energy Texas - 36 Inflation Fix 36 13.2¢

Dallas - Oncor Electricity prices as of 12-04-2022.

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Compare Energy Rates for Abilene

Company & Plan Term Rate
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-24 24 14.5¢
Champion Energy Services - Free Weekends-24 24 14.6¢
Champion Energy Services - Green Energy-24 24 15.1¢
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-12 12 15.2¢
Company & Plan Term Rate
Reliant - Reliant Conservation 24 plan 24 15.9¢
Reliant - Reliant Basic Power 24 plan 24 16.2¢
Reliant - Conservation 12 plan 12 16.9¢
Reliant - Reliant Basic Power 12 plan 12 17.2¢

Check Out These Electricity Rates in Abilene

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 10.8¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 10.9¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 10.9¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 12.0¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 12.0¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 12.2¢
Rhythm - Simply Bright 6 6 12.5¢
Veteran Energy - Valor 36 36 12.6¢
Rhythm - Simply Bright 36 36 12.9¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 12 12 13.1¢

Abilene - AEP North Electricity prices as of 12-04-2022.

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Compare Energy Rates for Corpus Christi

Company & Plan Term Rate
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-24 24 14.3¢
Champion Energy Services - Free Weekends-24 24 14.5¢
Champion Energy Services - Champ Saver-12 12 14.9¢
Champion Energy Services - Green Energy-24 24 14.9¢

Compare These Other Electricity Rates in Corpus Christi

Company & Plan Term Rate
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 24 24 13.1¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 24 24 13.2¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Saver Deluxe 24 24 13.2¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Saver Plus 12 12 13.2¢
4Change Energy - Maxx Saver Select 12 12 13.3¢
Gexa Energy - Gexa Eco Saver Plus 12 12 13.3¢
Rhythm - Simply Bright 6 6 13.3¢
Veteran Energy - Valor 36 36 13.4¢
Frontier Utilities - Frontier Super Value 12 12 13.4¢
Just Energy - Base Saver III - 12 12 13.5¢

Corpus Christi - AEP Central Electricity prices as of 12-04-2022.

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