Useful Thermal Energy Law and Legal Definition
According to 42 USCS § 6341 [Title 42. The Public Health and Welfare; Chapter 77. Energy Policy and Conservation; Improving Energy Efficiency; Industrial Energy Efficiency], the term “useful thermal energy” means energy--
(A) in the form of direct heat, steam, hot water, or other thermal form that is used in production and beneficial measures for heating, cooling, humidity control, process use, or other valid thermal end-use energy requirements; and
(B) for which fuel or electricity would otherwise be consumed.