Key:electricity

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Description
To indicate the source of electricity used in a building, a dwelling or a settlement Edit or translate this description.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
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Usage

The electricity key is used to indicate the electricity source used in a building, a dwelling or a settlement. The tag should be put on building features (building=*) or on small residential areas (landuse=residential) using the same electricity source.

Values

Values for this key should be filled with the type of electricity source, or if it can't be specified or missing, with yes or none. Use as follows:

Tagging Description Picture
electricity=grid Electricity is coming from a distribution grid, normally operated by some public or private company. Power line to houses in Kirstead Ling - geograph.org.uk - 1570663.jpg
electricity=generator Electricity is produced by a generator. Old generator.jpg
electricity=solar Electricity is generated by solar panels. Solar panel on a roof The Netherlands.JPG
electricity=wind Electricity is generated by wind turbines. Evance R9000 5kW small domestic wind turbine.JPG
electricity=* with user defined value To specify another electricity source than listed above.
electricity=yes There is electricity but the source is unspecified.
electricity=none or electricity=no There is no electricity at all.

If there is a schedule, conditional restrictions can be used. As an example, one can use electricity:schedule=grid @ (17:00-22:00) if electricity is coming from a grid and is only available every day from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

See also

  • power_supply=* for detailed mapping of socket types, voltages and frequencies.
  • power=* for detailed mapping of electricity production and distribution.