Plug Life

As humans, the most fundamental way we make contact with electricity is to plug something in. This interactive map allows one to explore the global distribution of different plug types – which countries they are used in, and how much gross electrical energy each country is using.

Within each plug selection, a shaded choropleth map represents how much electrical energy each country uses in kWh. The exact energy usage of each country is revealed with a hovering mouse. The pie charts show the percentage of global electrical energy used by each plug type.