Rick Bush

Editorial Director,
Transmission & Distribution World

Richard A. Bush is the editorial director of Transmission & Distribution World. Prior to joining T&D World as editor-in-chief in 1994, Bush worked at the Georgia Power Company Research Center (now NEETRAC) where he held engineering and management positions.
In June 1988, Bush received the Georgia Power "Engineer of the Year" award, and in 1994, he received the "Technology Applications Recognition" award from the Electric Power Research Institute. In 1996, he was awarded a Jesse H. Neal Certificate of Merit for editorial excellence.
Bush holds BSME and MSME degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and he is a senior member of the IEEE.

David Roop: A Man for the Times
Cool in a crisis and genuine in demeanor, Dave Roop focuses on the task at hand and on the team he entrusts to get the job done.
Kansas State Speaks Energy 1
We have troubles on the horizon. With the looming exit of baby boomers from the energy workplace, we simply are not turning out enough engineers to meet the need
UAA and T&D World: Having Fun and Making a Difference – Together

It was ten years ago that Bob Bell with PG&E called to see if we would like to work together on a joint vegetation management initiative.

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Flying High: Opening Ceremony of the 2014 International Lineman's Rodeo
I am so glad I got up early to catch the opening ceremony at the 2014 International Lineman’s Rodeo.
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K-State Connects Power to Students
Kansas State University hosts an affiliate program that is covered in detail in this photo gallery.
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Wind and Solar by the Numbers
For those of us who work in transmission line design and construction, we know that a lot of work comes from building transmission lines to connect wind farms to the grid.
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CIGRE Session: The View from Paris
T&D World Editorial Director Rick Bush is in Paris this week, making connections, enhancing his knowledge and having fun.
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Utility Sales Reps Are Family, Too
Sales representatives who call on utilities have big shoulders, as they should.
The Inside Scoop on the Advanced Meter Fort Collins Project

I am a big believer in the saying “Trust and Verify,” so when Elster President Mark Fromuller told me that Advanced Meter Fort Collins (AMFC) was the real deal, I got on the phone with Ft. Collins Project Manager Dennis Sumner and headed over to Colorado

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Highlights from the IEEE PES General Meeting Opening Session
CEOs from EPRI, PEPCO Holdings and PJM addressed the opening plenary session of the 2014 IEEE PES General Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, this week
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Smart Cities 2
When looking for truly innovative solutions, I tend to look to city utilities first.
Tom Champion
Underground, My First Love
I can’t believe it, but it’s been 20 years since I regularly attended Insulated Conductor Committee (ICC) meetings.
4 Types of Utility VPs Who Are Toxic to the Team 3
Team is a way of life in the working world. Yes, team still has its frustrations, but working solo has lost a lot of its appeal as I have come to realize that, on the main, collaborating is more fun and brings superior results and increased buy-in.
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Boring Is the New Sexy 1
My buddy Craig Befus invited me to speak at Xcel Energy’s annual Electric Distribution Engineering Conference in January. And he even volunteered to let me speak on any topic I wanted to talk about.
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Daniel Burrus Challenges the Industry to Map Out the Future
An opening session shouldn’t be so much fun. People showed up way before the start of session and broke out in group chats. Sometimes you know the mood of an event before the event even starts.

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