electrothermy

electrothermy

(ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈθɜːmɪ)
n
the use of electrically produced heat for therapeutic purposes
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As an increased share of electricity consumed in Brazil is produced as of thermic sources, electrothermy (i.e., the use of electricity to generate heat, as is the case of electric showers) from an energy efficiency standpoint, accordingly becomes increasingly condemnable.
Should the share of fossil fuel based thermoelectricity become significant, tolerance involving electric shower electrothermy for instance, shall tend to decrease given previously discussed factors.
The negative externalities of electric showers when configuring the peaks of load curves (placing an excessive burden on infrastructure investments) and on the energetic inefficiency of substituting the direct use of fuel gases for indirect transformation processes (increasingly generating electricity at gas fuelled thermoelectric stations and then consuming electricity produced in electrothermy) represent important disadvantages that can (and should) be gradually eliminated from Brazil's final energy use profile.