Veronica “Roni” Lerma

Veronica “Roni” Lerma

Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Formerly of Calpine

Veronica “Roni” Lerma is a Supply Chain professional with over 10 years of international trade experience. Her consolidated background spans from emergency response, customer service, international logistics of specialty chemical along with global equipment and solutions, purchasing, and sourcing; working in different industries like Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Medical Imaging Devices, and Utilities. Roni possesses a unique skill set and experience in tactical and strategic roles in a board range of organizations from small independent exploration to Fortune 500 companies.

In her role as a Corporate Buyer at Calpine, responsibilities include supporting the organization’s Central and Corporate Regions and Engineering and Construction business units that supports their fleet operations in generating electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources in the United States.

Roni graduated from the University of Houston main campus with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management and minor in Latin American Studies.

 
Calpine’s fleet of natural-gas-fired, combined-cycle power plants is among the youngest. Combined-cycle plants generate electricity first via natural gas turbines, then use heat from that process to create steam that subsequently drives steam turbines. As a result, combined-cycle facilities consume significantly less fuel per megawatt hour produced than coal plants or older technology natural-gas plants, making them cost-effective and efficient sources of electricity.

With 76 power plants in operation or under construction, Calpine’s fleet has the capacity to generate nearly 26,000 megawatts of electricity – enough to power approximately 20 million homes.

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Thursday 30/09/2021

From 11:50 To 12:35

09/30/2021 11:50 09/30/2021 12:35 Oil & Gas: Their Role in the Energy Transition To help tackle climate change and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, we are in the process of transitioning to a low-carbon energy system. Oil and gas companies are reshaping their businesses and investing heavily in cleaner energy sources and technologies to ensure they are playing an important part in this unparalleled global challenge.

However, for the 2050 targets to be achieved, industry, business, society and government collaboration is key to success. This session will focus on the actions that oil and gas companies are taking to meet the ambitious ‘net zero’ targets, how the global project landscape is evolving and what this means for the breakbulk and project cargo industry moving forward.

Key topics to be discussed:
  • Which clean energy sources are showing the most promise and where projects are likely to appear?
  • What can we do as an industry to support the energy transition?
  • How can we prepare as a supply chain to ensure we are ready?
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"Oil & Gas: Their Role in the Energy Transition"

Marco Poisler Philip Ovanessians Veronica “Roni” Lerma
Time and date

Thursday 30/09/2021

From 11:50 To 12:35

09/30/2021 11:50 09/30/2021 12:35 Oil & Gas: Their Role in the Energy Transition To help tackle climate change and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, we are in the process of transitioning to a low-carbon energy system. Oil and gas companies are reshaping their businesses and investing heavily in cleaner energy sources and technologies to ensure they are playing an important part in this unparalleled global challenge.

However, for the 2050 targets to be achieved, industry, business, society and government collaboration is key to success. This session will focus on the actions that oil and gas companies are taking to meet the ambitious ‘net zero’ targets, how the global project landscape is evolving and what this means for the breakbulk and project cargo industry moving forward.

Key topics to be discussed:
  • Which clean energy sources are showing the most promise and where projects are likely to appear?
  • What can we do as an industry to support the energy transition?
  • How can we prepare as a supply chain to ensure we are ready?
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