Proposed features/Power plants

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Power plants
Proposal status: Approved (active)
Proposed by: Bobkare
Tagging: power;power_source=generator;wind
Applies to: node, area
Definition: short description of the proposal

Rendered as: see #Proposed Rendering
Drafted on: 2007-04-02
Vote start: 2008-01-20
Vote end: 2008-02-16

It was voted on the talk page.

Proposed value

Intent: Group power plants together with the other power-related things under the power key, as well as clean those out from man_made


  • <tag k="power" v="generator"/>
  • <tag k="power_source" v="wind|hydro|oil|coal|gas|nuclear|solar|wave|tidal|geothermal|biofuel"/>

Also deprecate all existing power plants under man_made to this scheme as this will gather all power-related features under one tag, see the discussion on Proposed features/Power Lines.

Applies to

areas and nodes

Proposed Rendering

Not sure, but maybe some kind of lightning or other symbol associated with power, optionally combined with a symbol for water, nuclear warning label etc.

Can we have an icon for wind turbines? Ojw 07:45, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

My first icon - take it or scream at me =) Power wind.svg The first version with wind and flash doesn't look so good when rendered very small: Power wind (flash).svg

Additionally I tried an icon for Icon for power=generator - power_source=photovoltaic: without: Power photovoltaic.svg and with flash: Power photovoltaic (flash).svg

Proposed by: Bobkare 23:03, 2 April 2007 (BST)

There's a wind turbine symbol on Wikimedia Commons - it might need work: File:Japanese Map symbol (Windmill).svg --Scruss 02:22, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Here's what I drew in five minutes.. Power nuclear 01.svg that's how I think the nuclear powerstation should be rendered. If you like it - I can make the icon prettier by adding some gloss, etc --Jekader 14:29, 26 September 2008 (UTC)