Proposed features/power supply:schedule

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Status: Approved (active)
Proposed by: Jan_van_Bekkum
Tagging: power_supply:schedule=time with same syntax as opening_hours or intermittent
Applies to: Node, Area, Relation
Definition: In areas without a stable electricity network supply of electricity may be interrupted on a daily basis. Lack of supply can happen at random moments if delivery is interrupted by the electricity grid or if electricity is provided by solar cells or a generator that is only available at defined hours of the day.
Rendered as: no additional graphics needed as this is a subkey
Drafted on: 2015-02-16
RFC start: 2015-02-16
Vote start: 2015-03-04
Vote end: 2015-03-25
Available languages — Tag:power_supply:schedule=intermittent
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Public-images-osm logo.svg power_supply:schedule = intermittent
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: Approved

The Feature Page for the approved proposal Power supply:schedule is located at Power supply:schedule.


Create a new subkey power_supply:schedule with values of the same syntax as opening hours (for example 9:00-17:00) or intermittent.


In areas without a stable electricity network, supply of electricity may be intermittent. For campers like overlanders who often travel in such areas it is important to know if reliable power is available at accommodation they use.


In countries in, for example, East and West Africa a large percentage of accommodation opportunities do not have access to reliable mains power. This means that electricity provision may fail at random moments during the day. Some facilities solve this by means of a generator that is operated during a limited, but usually defined period of the day. Others solve it by use of solar cells that only provide electricity during the day.


The proposal is to create a subkey power_supply:schedule for the existing key power_supply=*. If power is interrupted unscheduled the tag is power_supply:schedule=intermittent, if the schedule is known it would for example be power_supply:schedule=19:00-23:00. If (solar) power supply is related to sunrise and sunset this can be handled by the existing opening hours syntax as well (like opening_hours=(sunrise+1)-(sunset+2)).

There has been a proposal to use power=* instead of power_supply=*. However, as in the current definitions power_supply=* specifies what the end user "sees" and power=* specifies delivery network components power_supply=* is most appropriate.

Applies to

The proposed value applies to nodes and areas with key power_supply=*.


Rendering is as defined for the key power_supply=*.

Features/Pages affected

The affected features and pages are:



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  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. although this is something I will not very likely come to tag very often, I still believe the scheme can work fine and the key name seems reasonable. --Dieterdreist (talk) 11:20, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Warin61 (talk) 23:48, 4 March 2015 (UTC) Rendering will need work.
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. - Thank you for your clarification. Key used sounds better now. Fanfouer (talk) 09:01, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Sommerluk (talk) 15:58, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Waldhans (talk) 22:13, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal.--Jan van Bekkum (talk) 06:06, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Davo (talk) 23:30, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. It complements power_supply=* tag. Very needed for developing countries.--edvac (talk) 01:21, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. --Foxxi59 (talk) 13:14, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
What are the reasons to decline the proposal? --Jan van Bekkum (talk) 07:01, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. Principle only to map what is visible ignored Mike-001 (talk) 13:48, 18 March 2015 (UTC)