[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - electricity=*

stevea steveaOSM at softworkers.com
Thu Nov 12 00:59:22 UTC 2020

That IS what I mean.  However, STILL left unsaid is that short of ringing the doorbell and asking the home / business owner "are your solar panels grid-tied, battery-feed, directly converted to an inverter...?" you don't really know.

How will you tag those buildings?  (I feel a nose sniffing up my, um, house).  Really, there isn't any way to know, without getting creepy - snoopy.


> On Nov 11, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Lukas Richert <lrichert at posteo.de> wrote:
> If I understood you correctly, this would fall under grid-connected houses that I mentioned in the last example. This was the specific reason why I think namespace tagging seems to be clearer. The house would then be tagged with:
> building=house
> electricity=yes
> electricity:generator=yes
> electricity:grid=yes
> electricity:generator:origin=solar
> electricity:access=no
> By tagging both electricity:grid=yes and electricity:generator=yes this specifies that the building is connected to both and both are routinely used. In contrast, it would also be possible to tag electricity:generator=backup if the generator is only on when the grid fails.
> Is this what you meant by grid-tie?
> Regards, Luke

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