Homeowners and businesses do more searches on the pricing and details of retail electric plans in Houston – zip code 77065 – than in any other deregulated city in the United States, the shopping site ElectricChoice.com announced on December 4.
The electricity marketplace provider has a network of relationships with providers in 16 deregulated states – among them, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, and Illinois.
“Consumers in the zip code 77065 … have looked up electric rates and plans on our site more than consumers in any other zip code –by a three to one margin,” ElectricChoice.com stated. “In fact, out of the thousands of zip codes we’ve served up rates and plans for, we’ve shown electric prices and plans for Houston in 29.58 percent of searches performed.”
Directly behind Houston are the following popular searches – all of them, also in Texas – according to the marketplace provider (see zip codes followed by cities below):
- 75241 – Dallas
- 76116 – Fort Worth
- 76006 – Arlington
- 78415 – Corpus Christi
- 75063 – Irving
- 77449 – Park Row
- 75023 – Plano
- 76543 – Harker Heights
- 77382 – Spring
Indeed, the company says, “Searches for zips in Texas rule the top of our list today — but there are some other cities and states closing fast.” Among the up-and-comers are Philadelphia (zip code 19115), Chicago (60614), and Columbus (43212).