For marking and tagging facilities for the generation and distribution of electrical power.
- See also: Power
For mapping electrical power lines and associated infrastructure. See Power for more details.
See below for common usage of the power tag:
|power||cable_distribution_cabinet||In these cabinets, the 400-V circuits to the house connections, connection and transfer points of the regional utilities are branched. Other uses include distributions of the municipal street lighting.|
|power||generator||A place where power is generated. Use in combination with generator:source=*, generator:method=* and generator:output=*.|
|power||line||A way following the path of (overground) power cables. For minor power lines with poles and not towers, you may want to use power=minor_line.|
|power||cable||A way following the path of underground cables, such as the local 0.4 kV network between transformer stations, distribution boxes and cable connection points, or sea cables. Not to be confused with non-power supply cables such as cables for telecommunication. May be combined with location=underground/underwater/overground.|
|power||minor_line||A way following the path of (overground) minor power cables, supported by poles and not towers/pylons. (This isn't quite so simple, as sometimes larger towers are replaced by smaller poles made with a stronger material; a better distinction might be based on voltage.)|
|power||pole||For single (often wooden or concrete) poles carrying medium/low voltage electricity cables.|
|power||station||An alternative tag for electricity substations (see power=sub_station). The use of this tag is disputed since the term "power station" is normally associated with power generating facilities, not substations.|
|power||sub_station||A tag for electricity substations. These provide voltage step-up/step-down, switching, circuit breakers, conditioning, etc. Substations may be large (up to several acres) for very high voltage transmission lines or just a box near the street for low voltage distribution lines.|
|power||tower||For towers or pylons carrying high voltage electricity cables. Normally constructed from steel latticework but tubular or solid pylons are also commonly used. Should not be used for medium or low voltage electricity conductors carried on single wooden poles which might be tagged power=pole. See power=tower for detailed tagging of tower types.|
|cables||2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, ...||Number of power-carrying cables represented by this way. The power line on the photo (click on it to see more details) has 6 double cables (the cable on top does not carry power) and thus may be tagged as cables=6 and wires=double.|
|circuits||1, 2, 3, ...||Number of electrical circuits represented by this way. The tag may be used when the number of physical cables is unknown (often the case for underground cable connections) or when the number of circuits is different from cables=* divided by 3. The photo shows a power line that connects to a cable connection having two circuits and thus may be tagged as circuits=2|
|tunnel||yes||Use this if the line is underground. (Alternately use location=underground.)|
|Voltage of the power line.|
|wires||single, double, triple, quad||Number of wires per power cable. "single" (1), "double" (2), "triple" (3) or "quad" (4). The photo shows an example of "double".|
|power||User Defined||All commonly used values according to Taginfo|
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