This map shows where people who have 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.
The percentage of people with access to electricity in their own homes is almost 100% in Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, North America, Western Europe and Japan, on the other end 10 out of the 10 territories with the lowest access to electricity are in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Electricity in homes can be used to power lighting, heating, cooking, radios, televisions, computers, washing machines, and other appliances.