Depending where you’re located local utilities may provide money-saving services of great benefit. An example is Southern California Edison (SCE – http://www.sce.com/b-ebd/economic-development.htm). This web site displays SCE’s coverage area and provides details of SCE’s many business assistance services.
California is a notoriously expensive place to operate a business. For nearly twenty years SCE has invested heavily in economic development programs to retain and expand wealth creating businesses in its service delivery area.
I’ve partnered with SCE on many projects, often saving companies up to $100,000 or more. These savings go directly to the business’ bottom line and may be recurring. Energy programs are offered with California’s Public Utilities Commission consent and some come and go. Contact SCE’s business assistance unit via the link above. Establish a relationship with a SCE business development rep. But first, do an internal audit of your company’s specific plans. If you are relocating, contact SCE before doing modifications of the new site.