This map shows where people who have no electricity supplied to their homes live. Electricity access includes that sourced from a publicly used grid and self-generated electricity (possibly from solar, wind or hydroelectric sources). This map shows access, not the quantities of electricity used.
There still exist 15 countries where more than 80 per cent of the population has no access to electricity in their own homes. All of these countries are in Africa, in South Sudan less than 5 per cent have access to electricity, followed by Burundi, Chad and Liberia, all with numbers under 10 per cent. In absolute numbers most people without access to electricity are living in India, more than 250 million, followed by Nigeria and Ethiopia.
Electricity in homes can be used to power lighting, heating, cooking, radios, televisions, computers, washing machines, and other appliances.