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25kV substation Wateringen.jpg
A place to transform power from transmission grid and to feed regional distribution grid. It often have an inside voltage between 100 and 25 kV Edit or translate this description.
Group: Power
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

A distribution substation is a substation coupled to a medium voltage distribution grid mostly having a voltage between 25 kV and 90 kV and that typically feeds a lower voltage distribution network (e.g. 10 kV) of an area. A distribution substation may be fed from the transmission grid via a transformer (see above) but provides no switching of transmission power lines (otherwise use substation=transmission). Unless fed from the transmission grid the highest voltage level will typically be 90 kV or lower. The lowest voltage is typically higher than 2.4 kV. A distribution substation does not directly supply households (see minor_distribution substation below).

How to map

See guidelines of power=substation to get more information


Photo Tagging OSM Carto Note
Indoor 25/10kV substation, Wateringen areapower=substation
25kv-substation-mapnik.png Indoor 25/10kV substation near The Hague. The entire fenced area should be mapped as a substation, not just the building.