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An Analysis of Residents' Perception on District Heating in the Village Unit Using Forest Biomass - Focused on the Case of Forest Carbon Circulation Village in Hwacheon -

산림바이오매스 이용 마을단위 지역난방에 관한 주민 인식 분석 - 화천 산림탄소순환마을 사례를 중심으로 -

  • Ryu, Sun-Hwa (Division of Forest Welfare Research, National Institute of Forest Science) ;
  • Kim, Seong-Hak (Division of Forest Welfare Research, National Institute of Forest Science)
  • 유선화 (국립산림과학원 산림복지연구과) ;
  • 김성학 (국립산림과학원 산림복지연구과)
  • Received : 2020.01.31
  • Accepted : 2020.03.10
  • Published : 2020.04.30

Abstract

This study aims to identify participating resident awareness of the improvements to forest carbon cycle villages created by the Korea Forest Service by introducing a system for district heating basedon forest biomass in mountainous areas. Hwacheon Forest Carbon Circulation village was established in Paroho-neureup village in Yuchon-ri, Hwacheon-gun between 2011 and 2013. However, its operation has not been smooth due to the increasing number of households rapidly leaving the district heating system. This study surveyed 76 households that participated in the district heating system using forest biomass in the early stages of the project. This includes households participating in the district heating system(participating households) and households not currently participating in the district heating system(withdrawal households) from September 2019. Surveys focused on the process of participating in forest carbon cycle village projects, and satisfaction in local heating and policy requirements. Of the 67 households, excepting those not allowed to participate in the survey due to death or having moved elsewhere, 36 households participated and 31 households the were in the process of leaving the village were also included. As a result, there was a significant difference between participating and exiting households in the motivation and satisfaction level of district heating. The results of this study are expects to reflect the importance of awareness of residents in the operation of the forest carbon cycle village. This will be utilized as an important dataset for improvement as a means to promote the re-entry if outgoing households. It will also help set the direction of the forest town revitalization project, utilizing forest biomass in the future.

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