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DOCUMENT AND ENTITY INFORMATION
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2011
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]  
Entity Registrant Name Sempra Energy
Entity Central Index Key 0001032208
Document Type 10-Q
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2011
Amendment Flag false
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Common Shares Outstanding 239,445,387