ProLogis' warehouse PV systems go online in California

Seven new solar power plants capable of providing electricity for 8,125 average homes are now online for Southern California Edison (SCE) customers. The newest solar photovoltaic installations, located in Ontario and Redlands, Calif., have a combined peak generating capacity of 12.5 million watts (AC). The Ontario installations involved four solar stations on 1.8 million square feet of leased warehouse roofs owned by ProLogis. The 32,950 solar photovoltaic panels SCE has installed in Ontario are capable of generating 5.5 million watts (AC) of power.

Quanta wins $118.5 million cabling contract

Quanta Services Inc., Houston, said its Sunesys and Blair Park Services subsidiaries have been awarded a contract valued at approximately $118.5 million to design and install a statewide fiber-optic network in Pennsylvania by a coalition of Pennsylvania colleges and universities, research and health care organizations and economic development entities called the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER).

Schneider and Emerson land contracts in Iraq

Schneider Electric SA signed a $29 million contract to build eight power distribution plants in the southern Iraqi oil hub of Basra. Iraq, holder of the world's fifth-largest oil reserves, is struggling to raise power output, which was about 8,000 megawatts in April, just more than half of its domestic demand of about 14,000 megawatts, according to government figures. Emerson Process Management, meanwhile, won a contract to provide crude-oil metering systems and related technology for the new Al-Basra oil terminal. Emerson's Daniel metering systems will measure the amount of oil as custody is transferred from producers to shippers through the Al-Basra terminal.