Sempra Energy

Energy company providing gas and electricity to Southern California.

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101 Ash Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Employees: 13,000
CEO: Donald Felsinger
Stock Symbol: SRE


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The Sempra Energy companies develop energy infrastructure, operate utilities, and provide related products and services to more than 29 million consumers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America and Asia.

The company's two main California utilities are San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and Southern California Gas Co. These utilities give Sempra the largest consumer base of any enery company.

Southern California Gas Company is the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility, serving 19.5 million consumers through 5.5 million meters. The company's service territory encompasses 23,000 square miles, from San Luis Obispo in the north, to the Mexican border in the south, and 535 cities, excluding the City of Long Beach and the County of San Diego (both of which are wholesale customers of SoCalGas).

San Diego Gas & Electric is a regulated utility that provides service to 3.3 million consumers through 1.3 million electric meters and 800,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. SDG&E's service area encompasses 4,100 square miles, covering two counties and 25 cities.

In 2004, Sempra had revenues of $9.4 billion and net income of $895 million.


Sempra Energy was formed in June 1998 by the merger of Los Angeles-based Pacific Enterprises and San Diego-based Enova Corporation.

Pacific Enterprises was founded in 1886 in San Francisco as Pacific Lighting Co. The company's early beginnings can be traced to leasing gas lamps to illuminate city streets. Several gas distribution systems were acquired in Southern California and eventually consolidated into today's Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas).

Enova Corporation was the parent company of several subsidiaries, including San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), which was founded in 1881 as the San Diego Gas Company to provide gas service to a fledgling city with a population of 3,000. Electric facilities were first acquired in 1887.


Sempra offers coverage for Medical, Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Vision Care, plus a Pension Plan and Retirement Savings Plan. Employees also enjoy Paid Vacation, and have access to the Employee Assistance Program for professional, confidential counseling.

Additional benefits include Subsidized Transportation for carpool, bus or train; Domestic Partnership Benefits; Education Assistance; Rewarding/Recognizing Leadership Ability; Scholarship Program; Telecommuting for certain positions; Volunteer Incentive Program; and Wellness Program/Gym Incentive.

Updated January 18, 2006

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