Companies have been told to look to intelligent power management systems as a way of cutting their expenditure on energy costs.
A spokesperson for the Renewable Energy Centre explains that there are numerous ways in which business energy costs can be cut.
They include greater efficiency - rather than gross cuts in consumption - in the major areas of heating, ventilation and direct electricity use.
Power management systems at the component or device level could help with improving efficiency in these processes by monitoring consumption and highlighting any discrepancies.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson notes that the UK government's recent announcements on its efforts to green activity on the Whitehall estate indicate a focus on operations rather than gross use of electricity.
But the Renewable Energy Centre representative adds that earlier action from authorities could have helped to create more examples of best practice for businesses to follow today and placed power higher on the agenda.