Godfred Gakpetor, a second-year Environmental Science Ph.D. student at Florida A&M University focusing on Environmental Policy and Economics, is currently a summer intern with SACE. 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. In the past, Godfred was the program coordinator for California Native Garden Foundation (Garden for Ghana) where they teach elementary school children sustainable agriculture to reduce poverty and prevent rural-urban migration.
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.