FAMU doctorate student to assist with energy burden mapping and utility work
Tallahassee, Fla. – Godfred Gakpetor, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) doctorate student, will begin a summer internship with the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) on May 10. Godfred started his education in his home country of Ghana before he moved to FAMU in Tallahassee, Florida. His background studying environmental science and agribusiness has led to his desire to dive deeper into clean energy policies and practices in the Southeast through the internship with SACE.
On accepting the internship position, Gakpetor said, “The sustainability of our environment depends on our actions today.”
E. Leon Jacobs, Jr., President of SACE’s Board of Directors, said, “It is exceptionally rewarding to see this internship initiative by SACE.”
As a FAMU alumni who has been an integral part of the drive to bring more diversity to the world of clean energy, Jacobs added, “Having served as an instructor in the FAMU School of the Environment, I know there are talented students like Godfred at FAMU pursuing careers in the environmental sciences. I believe the team at SACE, and the issues advocated by SACE, can be important avenues for students to hone their education and skills.”
Some of the work Gakpetor will focus on during his internship with the SACE team includes the analysis of utilities passing fuel costs and risks on to customers, analyzing energy burden mapping, and utility rate case filings in Florida.
About the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Since 1985, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has worked to promote responsible and equitable energy choices to ensure clean, safe, and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. Learn more at www.cleanenergy.org.