[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - electricity=*

Lukas Richert lrichert at posteo.de
Sun Nov 15 01:43:44 UTC 2020


I was actually thinking of the type of battery, i.e. flywheel, LiOn, 
etc. Although it would probably also be interesting to figure out a 
tagging scheme to classify batteries by type, capacity etc. for the 
future. And it's true that :grid, :generator, and :battery as second 
namespaces are redundant if the source keys can be restricted to only 
being usable if the corresponding infrastructure key is used.

The only issue I see with separating the tagging like this if the 
general source of electricity is advertised (e.g. 'renewable' in a 
supermarket and you can't determine if that's because they're connected 
to the grid or they have a small wind turbine out back..rather unlikely 
but still). I think that it's likely easy to tell or would also be 
advertised if they had a local generator. Or perhaps would then have to 
be left untagged.

If you'd like to add such a table to the wiki, feel free! :)

Best regards,


On 15.11.20 01:49, François Lacombe wrote:
> Lukas,
> Le sam. 14 nov. 2020 à 21:00, Lukas Richert <lrichert at posteo.net 
> <mailto:lrichert at posteo.net>> a écrit :
>     Hi François,
>     I do actually like the word input for generator and have been
>     thinking that 'battery:origin' makes no sense either to specify
>     the type of origin. Keys such as 'electricity:grid:origin=*',
>     'electricity:generator:input=*', and 'electricity:battery:type=*'
>     would be more distinct and would separate them. My only problem
>     with that is that the wikipage would probably need a flowchart to
>     explain the tagging :/ What do you think?
> That's an interesting point.
> Do you mean electricity:battery:type should refer to the source of 
> electricity that feeds the battery?
> Let's keep in mind that batteries are probably charged with the same 
> electricity used in place.
> It won't change anything regarding origin or local supply source 
> quality (electricity won't become greener).
> I think electricity:origin is enough, no need to add :grid inside but 
> only restrict its usage with electricity:grid=yes, for sake of simplicity.
> With a simpler origin definition, a table would be enough.
> A table similar to Infrastructure table could be completed to give the 
> applicable tagging suitable for each Infrastructure situation
> Let me know how do you feel and I could try to propose something for 
> this table
> All the best
> François
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