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The AP1000 Units "which are currently on schedule to go into service in 2020."[edit]

WECTEC Post Bankruptcy personnel have rumored the current schedule now indicates completion in 2023 with a cost to complete estimated at 10.8 Billion Dollars.

Power station list standardization[edit]

Hi all, I noticed that our many lists of power stations (by type and by location) had wildly varying table formats, so I've gone ahead and changed a number of them to be more consistent using the column ordering that seemed most prevalent. From left to right:

  • Name always first
  • Place and coordinates (these were often split up for no clear reason)
  • Energy data like capacity, generation, and units/types
  • Operation info like year built and owner/operator
  • Notes and references

These of course may vary depending on what information is actually included, but standardization is good and this presents the power station information in a way from most to least important while keeping related data together. This could go in the project guidelines if you want but input is welcome. Thanks, Reywas92Talk 18:03, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

Hello Reywas92. Thanks for doing this. I disagree with removing content as was done in this edit. That article is a Featured List, and changing "Status" to "Notes" and leaving most of the cells blank, looks as if the article is incomplete. Would you mind reverting that and discussing?
I think it is better to standardise the minimum content, but should not remove if there are additional information. I do plan on adding regional specific columns in the future (Sri Lankan energy license, etc). And I'm sure other countries (like the UK) would have their own power station key facts. Those should not be removed IMO. Rehman 04:23, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
I have not removed any content, just the repeated word “operational.” It would be presumed that any power station not explicitly listed as being under construction, proposed, or decommissioned would be operational, and it’s superfluous to state that so many times. While this list does combine stations of varying statuses, other lists have non-operating stations in separate tables. In either case, denotation that a plant is running is excessive. This is particularly true when there is a “Year” or “Commissioned” column, as of course anything with a starting date and no stated closure date would still be in commission! The Sri Lanka list has this information for the hydro dams, and it may be a useful addition to the others. (The dams marked as under construction do have commissionings listed as a few years ago - appears out of date maybe and the whole column is unneeded, unclear about other types without dates.) Perhaps the former and future plants should be listed separately, but this just isn’t something that needs to be explicitly stated. Reywas92Talk 06:30, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
Hello Reywas92. Makes sense, thank you for taking the time to explain. I'm personally unhappy with the way the blank cells look (and perhaps the FL folks would also not like it), but that's just me. Cheers, Rehman 15:54, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
Rehman, what do you think about the notes being combined with the references? Refs don't necessarily need their own columns. Reywas92Talk 18:55, 9 March 2020 (UTC)
I personally think they should not be combined. Combining would make it look less neat IMO. Rehman 12:59, 11 March 2020 (UTC)

Advancing electric vehicle technology and applications[edit]

Is this the WikiProject for discussing improving Wikipedia coverage of advancing electric vehicle technology and applications? I'm not seeing a more suitable wikiproject, but it seems that it might be just a little out of scope for this project. N2e (talk) 13:17, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Primary Energy Factor (PEF)[edit]


I'm new. I work with district heating and was googling "Primary Energy Factor (PEF)" in English and noticed that Wikipedia doesn't cover the issue. I would like to write/create a page about it in Wikipedia. How do I do that?

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Looking to help out[edit]

Hello! I'd like to learn more about contributing to Wikipedia by getting my hands dirty and helping out. I have an interest in energy and energy systems so I thought I would start here. Are there some smaller tasks (on the scale of taking a half day or less) that I could get started with to get my feet wet here? Please do let me know. Ambrosia0 (talk) 22:23, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

2020 oil war[edit]

The 2020 Russia–Saudi Arabia oil price war is currently rated low-importance, but with oil prices falling below zero (producers paying people to take their oil), this seems to be of more import? Especially since it is an oil industry crash for regions with hard access oil (oil shale, oil sand, etc). And regional economic crashes for producers of higher priced production oil. -- (talk) 08:05, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Portal:Energy, Portal:Renewable energy, and Portal:Wind power[edit]


Articles that you have been involved in editing—Portal:Energy, Portal:Renewable energy, and Portal:Wind power—have been proposed for merging with Portal:Energy industry. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Guilherme Burn (talk) 14:02, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

Home energy upgrades from public utilities[edit]

I've started a Wikipedia article that can become a useful reference for people who work in or around the Public utility industry world wide. The article, Home energy upgrades from public utilities, has initially been placed in the scope of the Energy WikiProject. I've developed the article to its present form, which provides information on some key utility assistance programs in the United States and several other countries.

In its current state, the article just scratches the surface of the utility-homeowner assistance story and could be further developed to cover many more assistance programs. This is one of so many matters where Wikipedia's objectivity can help hold the climate change needle to +1.5 degrees C in 2100.

I'm looking for Wikipedia editors that find this topic compelling. Does this subject interest you? Can you suggest others who may be motivated by this theme?

Thanks, in advance, for your thoughts!

Omygoshogolly (talk) 21:37, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

Very nice topic! As you mention is just scratches the surface, and I don't think it's appropriate for Wikipedia to attempt to a catalogue these: they should be discussed holistically, perhaps from the viewpoint of how state/federal legislature requires utilities to offer some of these programs. I added a link to DSIRE which is where residents should really go if they want a comprehensive list of what might be available to them. Not to mention this being US-centric. Thanks for your work on this, and perhaps there are more articles than can link to it so it might get more traffic. Reywas92Talk 22:41, 24 April 2020 (UTC)