CHAMPION ENERGY ranks in the top five nonutility-affiliated retail electric providers in the United States and among the top 20 retail electricity companies in the nation.

The company currently serves residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey deregulated electricity markets. Reflecting its explosive growth since entering the Texas electric utility market upon in 2002, Champion Energy serves 700,000 residential customer equivalents, with a peak load near 2,200 Megawatts. Champion Energy is backed by the financial strength of Texas-based Crane Capital, owned and operated by successful business entrepreneur James R. “Jim” Crane.

Jim is widely respected for his ability to identify emerging opportunities, recruit savvy business professionals and build world-class businesses from the ground up for long-term growth and success.

With significant capital resources and abundant access to credit, Champion Energy is financially strong, thriving and able to purchase wholesale power more efficiently than most competitors. The organization firmly operates in major key markets, and Crane Capital’s strength gives the company the backing needed to aggressively enter additional deregulated states.

Champion Energy ( was awarded the Winner of Distinction in the energy services category by the Better Business Education Foundation, which recently recognized BBB Accredited companies and non-profits at its 2011 Awards of Excellence event.

The award was based on Champion Energy’s superior commitment to ethics, quality in the workplace and overall excellence. This is the second consecutive year for Champion Energy to be recognized by the BBB for this award.