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DOCUMENT AND ENTITY INFORMATION
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2014
Apr. 28, 2014
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name Sempra Energy  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2014  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Shares Outstanding   245,426,641
Entity Central Index Key 0001032208