William Atkinson

Freelance Writer

William Atkinson has been a full-time business magazine writer since 1976. Contact him at w.atkinson@mchsi.com.

Articles by William Atkinson

March 2017
Pena Station, once a rail station south of Denver International Airport, is on track to become one of the most futuristic smart cities in the nation, due to a recent decision by Japan-based Panasonic to move its Enterprise Solutions Division headquarters there. READ MORE
March 2017
Over the last seven years, the LED Streetlight Replacement Program in Los Angeles has swapped more than 80 percent of the city’s 215,000 streetlight fixtures with LED units. To date, energy usage has lowered by 63 percent, saving the city approximately $9 million per year in energy costs. The city estimates that carbon emissions have fallen by 47,583 metric tons per year. READ MORE
March 2017
A new piece of software developed by students will make streetlight outage detection a lot easier and faster for the City of Las Vegas. READ MORE
February 2017
In November, as part of a larger plan to decarbonize the power supply and transportation in Columbus, Ohio, American Electric Power (AEP) announced plans to invest $52 million to build between eight and 10 microgrids in and around the city. READ MORE
February 2017
The Sisters in Solidarity (SIS) group of IBEW Local No. 292, Minneapolis, was formed in 2013. SIS is a mentoring and support group for women electricians that focuses on developing leadership in its community and union. READ MORE
February 2017
A lot has been written, and continues to be written, about states that are actively embracing renewable energy measures and the benefits being reaped from these measures. READ MORE
February 2017
These days, it is becoming more common for low-voltage contractors to specialize in a specific type of work (such as security or audiovisual) or a specific customer base (such as hospitals or schools).
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February 2017
Each year, the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) holds a number of national competitions that allow college students from around the nation in construction and construction-related trades to experience what it is like to work in the industry. The most recent competition, held Feb. 8-11 in Sparks, Nev., and which also included a conference and job fair, was hosted by ASC Regions 6 and 7. READ MORE
February 2017
According to a recent report from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), demand-response programs can reduce utilities' peak demand an average of 10 percent, complementing savings from energy efficiency programs. Both programs, of course, help utility customers reduce their energy costs. READ MORE

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