Rick Bush

Rick Bush, Editor-in-Chief,
Transmission & Distribution World Magazine

Richard A. Bush received his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1976 and 1981, respectively. Prior to joining T&D World as editor-in-chief in 1994, Rick worked at the Georgia Power Company Research Center (now NEETRAC) where he held engineering and management positions. In June of 1988, Rick 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, Rick was awarded a Jesse H. Neal Certificate of Merit for editorial excellence. Rick is a senior member of the IEEE.

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
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.
Rick and friend
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.
Daniel Burrus
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.
McCormick Place
IEEE PES T&D Conference & Expo Wrap-Up
The 2014 IEEE T&D Conference and Expo goes into the record books on this 50-year anniversary. Rick Bush recaps the coverage.
It’s Show Time, Chicago!
It’s time to finalize your travel plans, pack your bags and get yourself on over to Chicago, because from April 14-17, the Windy City is the place to be!
The Power Industry Is Family
I love this industry. I love what we stand for. I love what we deliver. I love how we deliver it. I love that we care about our customers and that we care about each other.
The Accidental Executive
Plenty of executives in the utility industry love serving customers: I call these guys accidental executives.
Rick Bush and former Georgia Power Lab Manager
You Can Go Home Again: T&D Editor Visits His Roots 1
I left 19 years ago. I left not only my family, but also the lab and my familiar surroundings. I left my friends at the lab where I had worked for 22 years. I left, aided by a generous buy-out package, and moved to a new city and started a new career here at T&D World.
Maximizing Our Aging Transmission and Distribution Assets 4
In Black & Veatch’s seventh-annual U.S. Electric Utility Industry Report, 376 utility executives listed aging infrastructure as a top five concern in 2013.
NEETRAC Testing Labs
NEETRAC facilities in Forest Park, Georgia USA provides testing and research for the T&D Industry.
Taking a Bite Out of Storms
In all the storms I’ve worked or covered, electric utilities respond quickly and appropriately. We know that storm restoration and hardening takes solid planning, drilling and execution, but it also takes a substantial investment.
I’m 'Lovins' This
You might recall that I wrote a column on the road map for a European low carbon future. The road map is an in-depth analysis performed by KEMA, McKinsey and the Imperial College of London.
Whose Earth Is It?
Earth Day provides us an opportunity to stop and consider the impact man is having on our planet.
I Like Big Grids 1
I like big grids. Only with flexible, strong, intelligent bulk power grids can we hope to bring remotely located renewable energy — particularly grid-scale wind, solar, hydro and geothermal — to load sources at a price point our customers can live with.
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