As well as saving significant amounts of cash on energy bills, businesses will be in a position to employ some 10,000 extra people as a result of the changing power market, it is hoped.
First minister Alex Salmond said: "We must help lead a revolution in energy efficiency - tackling demand and improving the efficiency of our homes, transport systems and energy use right across the public and private sectors."
Duncan McLaren, chief executive of Friends of the Earth, recently said Scottish companies were best placed to trigger a fall in business energy costs.
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