What are the best energy providers in Texas?

May 5, 2021   By Save On Energy Team

What are the best energy providers in Texas?

In deregulated areas such as Texas, there are many different energy providers to choose from. About 85 percent of the Lone Star State is deregulated, giving consumers the power to choose their retail electricity provider (REP) from all the available candidates in the area.

So, how are you supposed to find the best energy providers in your area? SaveOnEnergy® can help you with that. We work with top providers in Texas and across the country to take the guesswork out of energy shopping.

Following are spotlights on just a few of the best energy providers in Texas that you can find and compare with the SaveOnEnergy marketplace.

TXU Energy

  • Headquarters: Irving, Texas
  • Service area: More than 2 million customers across Texas
  • Satisfaction guarantee: Customers can switch to another TXU plan within the first 60 days of service.

TXU Energy originally began in 1882 when the company’s predecessor, Dallas Electric Lighting Company, began to offer electricity to Dallas. Over the years, the company went through several different names and combinations of brands before it officially became TXU Energy in 1999. When Texas deregulated its energy market in 2002, TXU Energy began operating as a retail electricity provider across the state.

This provider offers a variety of electric plans, including options powered by renewable energy. Through TXU Energy’s Pure SolarSM program, consumers can even opt for a 100 percent renewable plan. SaveOnEnergy’s review of TXU Energy is 4.8 out of 5. You can read the full review here.

Reliant Energy

  • Headquarters: Houston, Texas
  • Service area: More than one million customers
  • Special plan features: Some plans offer free power on nights or weekends.

Reliant Energy’s parent company is NRG Energy, Inc. In addition to electricity plans, this provider offers HVAC maintenance, home security systems, and backup power options. It has also made a significant effort to give back to the communities it serves, through organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Dress for Success, and the Community Assistance by Reliant Energy (CARE) Program.

Reliant Energy also offers renewable energy options, including 100 percent green energy plans that are offset by Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). SaveOnEnergy’s review system scored Reliant Energy 4.0 out of 5. See the details of that review here.

Direct Energy

  • Headquarters: Houston, Texas
  • Service area: Serves more than 4 million customers across 12 states and the District of Colombia
  • Years in business: Operating for 35 years

In January 2021, Direct Energy was acquired by NRG Energy, which serves all 50 states. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission signed off on this deal in December 2020. In addition to serving the Lone Star State, Direct Energy also offers its services in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

Like many other providers, Direct Energy offers green energy options sourced from renewable resources. This provider offsets customers’ electricity by purchasing RECs. SaveOnEnergy reviewed Direct Energy and scored it 3.8 out of 5. You can check the review in its entirety here.

TriEagle Energy

  • Headquarters: Irving, Texas
  • Contract options: Fixed-rate terms last up to 36 months
  • Years in business: Operating for 16 years

TriEagle Energy is a subsidiary of Vistra, which acquired TriEagle’s parent company, Crius, in 2019. Since then, the provider has offered affordable and reliable service to residents and businesses across the Lone Star State. TriEagle Energy’s online portal provides online bill pay, online chat, and usage alerts to its customers.

Curious about TriEagle Energy plans? You can see the details of what they offer on the SaveOnEnergy marketplace. Our review system rates TriEagle Energy as a 3.7 out of 5. Read the full review of this REP here.

4Change Energy

  • Headquarters: Irving, Texas
  • Contract options: Fixed-rate terms last between 12 and 24 months
  • Years in business: Operating for 9 years

4Change Energy’s parent company is 4Change Energy Holdings LLC. This provider offers a satisfaction guarantee, which allows its customers to switch to a new plan within 30 days of beginning service without paying a fee. Even better, 4 percent of this 4Change Energy’s annual profits are donated to charities across Texas.

If you are interested in exploring 4Change Energy rates and plans in your area, you can do so easily on the SaveOnEnergy marketplace. We reviewed this provider and rated it 3.8 out of 5. You can read the details of this review here.

These five REPs are just a few of the best electricity providers in Texas. In a deregulated market, you have the freedom to shop around, compare providers, and find the right energy option for your home or business. If you are interested in learning more about the most popular energy providers in Texas, you can visit SaveOnEnergy’s free online marketplace to explore your options.


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