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Electricity Providers

Updated: 11/18/2020

Finding the Best Electricity Provider

There are hundreds of retail electricity providers across the country ranging from small, local electricity companies to larger national companies. Choosing the best provider can be a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time participating in Energy Choice. In addition to finding the best rate for you, you may also want to consider a provider’s reputation, business history, community impact and how innovative their offers are.

ElectricityRates.com created the Provider Score™ rating system to help you compare electricity providers and make the best choice for your electricity supply. Keep reading to learn more about how electricity providers work and see the Provider Score for leading electricity providers.

Provider Score Summary

Provider Provider Score Energy Options Service Areas
Constellation CT, GA, IL, OH, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, TX
TriEagle Energy TX
Champion Energy TX, IL, PA, OH, NJ, MD, DC
Direct Energy CT, IL, MA, MD, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, DC
Tomorrow Energy PA, IL, NY, NJ, MD, OH, TX
Starion Energy CT, IL, MD, NJ, NY, OH & PA
Energy Harbor IL, MD, OH, PA
Frontier Utilities TX, NJ, PA & OH
First Choice Power TX
Spark Energy CT, IL, MA, NJ, NY, PA & TX
Pulse Power TX
Verde Energy CT, MA, NJ, NY, OH, PA & DC
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Provider Score™ Rating System Overview

To help bring more transparency to energy consumers, ElectricityRates.com created the Provider Score™ rating system which takes into account dozens of unbiased data points to rate electricity providers on a 5 point scale. Rating categories include the followings

Product Offering & Innovation

How innovative are the energy products that the provider offers? Do they offer renewable energy plans, smart-home devices or home energy solutions?

Accessibility & Support

How accessible are the electricity provider’s bill payment and customer support options? Do they offer online bill pay, online chat and a 24/7 customer service phone number?

Business History & Community Outreach

How reliable is the electricity provider? Have they been in business for a long time? Are they accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and do they have a positive impact in their community through charitable work?

Customer Reviews

What kind of ratings does the electricity provider have from its customers? Do they get mostly positive feedback and proactively address complaints?

Additional Electricity Providers

There are hundreds of electricity providers in the United States. Follow the links below to learn more about different electricity providers and what they offer.

How do Retail Electricity Providers Work?

How do electricity providers work
There are several steps when it comes to how electricity reaches your home or business. First, electricity is generated through various methods and enters the grid. Once energy reaches the grid, there are two primary things that happen: energy supply and energy transmission or delivery. Electricity providers are responsilve for the supply portion.