Sempra Energy
SEMPRA ENERGY(Form: U-33-S, Received: 18 April 2001, 07:12:02 AM)      

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C.

FORM U-33-S

ANNUAL REPORT CONCERNING FOREIGN
UTILITY COMPANIES

Filed Under Section 33 (e) of the
Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935,
as amended, for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2000

Filed pursuant to the
Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 by

SEMPRA ENERGY
101 Ash Street
San Diego, California 92101

The Commission is requested to mail copies of all
communications relating to this Annual Report to:

John R. Light
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Sempra Energy
101 Ash Street
San Diego, California 92101

 


      Sempra Energy, a California corporation ("Sempra"), is a public utility holding company exempt from the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, as amended (the "Holding Company Act"), by order of the Securities and Exchange Commission, (the "Commission") pursuant to Section 3 (a) (1) thereof. Sempra is the ultimate parent company of Southern California Gas Company ("SoCalGas") and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (" SDG&E"). SoCalGas and SDG&E are the only subsidiary companies within Sempra's holding company system that are public utility companies.

      On behalf of SoCalGas and SDG&E and pursuant to Section 33 (e) of the Holding Company Act, Sempra hereby files with the Commission this Annual Report concerning Foreign Utility Companies on Form U-33-S for the fiscal year ended December, 31, 2000.

      All terms used in this Annual Report shall have the same meanings as in the Holding Company Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

      Item 1 - Identification of Foreign Utility Companies.

      A. Sempra indirectly holds interests in Camuzzi Gas Pampeana S.A. ("Pampeana") and Camuzzi Gas del Sur S.A. ("Sur"), foreign utility companies having respective business addresses as follows:

      Camuzzi Gas Pampeana S.A.
      Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 240 (formerly Av. Davila)
      Dique 2
      (1107) Capital Federal, Argentina

      Camuzzi Gas del Sur S.A.
      Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 240 (formerly Av. Davila)
      Dique 2
      (1107) Capital Federal, Argentina

      Sempra's interests in Pampeana and Sur are held through Sempra Energy International Chile Holdings I B.V. and SEI Cayman Gas Holding Company. Both are indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of Sempra. Each owns approximately 21.5% of the outstanding common stock of each of Sodigas Pampeana S.A. and Sodigas Sur S.A. which, in turn, respectively own approximately 86% of the outstanding common stock of Pampeana and 90% of the outstanding common stock of Sur. The direct and other indirect subsidiaries (none of which is a public utility company) of Sempra through which such interests are held are indicated on Exhibit A to this Annual Report.

      Pampeana and Sur hold exclusive concessions from the Argentine Government to distribute natural gas in each of two contiguous regions of Argentina. Neither company derives any part of its income, directly or indirectly, from the generation, transmission, or distribution of electric energy for sale or the distribution of natural or manufactured gas for heat, light or power within the United States of America, and neither company nor any of its subsidiary companies is a public utility company operating in the United States of America.

      Pampeana derives most of its income from the distribution at retail of natural or manufactured gas to industrial, commercial and residential customers within the provinces of La Pampa and Buenos Aires (including certain portions of the metropolitan region of the city of Buenos Aires) in the Republic of Argentina. This region includes the cities of La Plata, Mar del Plata and Bahia Blanca.

      Sur derives most of its income from the distribution at retail of natural or manufactured gas to industrial, commercial and residential customers within the provinces of Neuquen, Rio Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego in the Republic of Argentina.

      The respective facilities used by Pampeana and Sur for the distribution at retail of natural or manufactured gas consist of transportation and distribution lines, meters, pumps, valves and pressure and flow controllers.

      B. Sempra indirectly holds a 60% interest in Distribuidora de Gas Natural de Mexicali, S. de R.L. de C.V ("DGN Mexicali"), a foreign utility company having its business address as follows:

      Distribuidora de Gas Natural de Mexicali, S. de R.L. de C.V.
      Blvd. Venustiano Carranza No. 200
      Colonia Plutarco Elias Calles
      Mexicali, Baja California
      Mexico

      Sempra's interest in DGN Mexicali is held through Sempra Energy Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and Pacific Enterprises International Canada Ltd., each of which is an indirect subsidiary of Sempra and each of which owns a 30% interest in DGN Mexicali. The direct and other indirect subsidiaries (none of which is a public utility company) of Sempra through which such interests are held are indicated on Exhibit A to this Annual Report.

      DGN Mexicali holds a permit from the Mexican government to build and operate a natural gas distribution system in Mexicali, Baja California. The system began distributing natural gas (primarily to commercial customers) in August 1997, and is being expanded to serve approximately 25,000 businesses and households by the fifth year of operation. DGN Mexicali does not derive any part of its income, directly, or indirectly, from the generation, transmission or distribution of electric energy for sale or the distribution of natural or manufactured gas for heat, light or power within the United States of America, and neither it nor any of its subsidiaries is a public utility company operating in the United States. DGN Mexicali distributes natural gas to its customers via its pipeline facilities which include high pressure steel pipelines and regulator stations, polyethylene distribution mains and service lines. Consumption is metered at each point of use at residential, commercial, and industrial sites.

      C. Sempra indirectly holds a 95% interest in DGN de Chihuahua, S. de R.L. de C.V. ("DGN Chihuahua"), a foreign utility company having its business address as follows:

      DGN de Chihuahua, S. de R.L. de C.V.
      Avenida Zarco 2605
      Colonia Zarco, C.P. 31020
      Chihuahua, Chihuahua
      Mexico

      Sempra's interest in DGN Chihuahua is held through Sempra Energy Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and Pacific Enterprises International Canada Ltd., each of which is an indirect subsidiary of Sempra and each of which owns a 47.5% interest in DGN Chihuahua. The direct and other indirect subsidiaries (none of which is a public utility company) of Sempra through which such interests are held are indicated on Exhibit A to this Annual Report.

      DGN Chihuahua holds a permit from the Mexican government to build and operate a natural gas distribution system in Chihuahua, a city of approximately 630,000 people in northern Mexico. DGN Chihuahua began construction on the distribution system in late 1997 and plans to serve approximately 50,000 customers by the fifth year of operation. DGN Chihuahua also assumed control of an existing gas pipeline serving 24 industrial customers. DGN Chihuahua does not derive any part of its income, directly, or indirectly, from the generation, transmission or distribution of electric energy for sale or the distribution of natural or manufactured gas for heat, light or power within the United States of America, and neither it nor any of its subsidiaries is a public utility company operating in the United States. DGN Chihuahua distributes natural gas to its customers via its pipeline facilities which include high pressure steel pipelines and regulator stations, polyethylene distribution mains and service lines. Consumption is metered at each point of use at residential, commercial, and industrial sites.

      D. Sempra indirectly holds a 100% interest in DGN de La Laguna-Durango, S. de R.L. de C.V. ("DGN de La Laguna-Durango"), a foreign utility company having its business address as follows:

      DGN de La Laguna-Durango, S. de R.L. de C.V.
      Prol. Monaco #100
      Esq. Bolv. Construccion
      Col. El Tajito
      Torreon, Coahuila 27100
      Mexico

      Sempra's interest in DGN de La Laguna-Durango is held through Sempra Energy Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and Sempra Energy International, each of which is an indirect subsidiary of Sempra. Sempra Energy Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and Sempra Energy International own a 99% and 1% interest, respectively in DGN de La Laguna-Durango. The direct and other indirect subsidiaries (none of which is a public utility company) of Sempra through which such interests are held are indicated on Exhibit A to this Annual Report.

      DGN de la Laguna-Durango holds a permit from the Mexican government to build and operate a natural gas distribution system in the neighboring states of Coahuila and Durango in northern Mexico. DGN de La Laguna-Durango began construction on the distribution system in early 2000 and plans to serve approximately 50,000 customers by its fifth year of operation. DGN de la Laguna-Durango also assumed control of an existing 26 mile steel pipeline serving 22 industrial customers. DGN de La Laguna-Durango does not derive any part of its income, directly, or indirectly, from the generation, transmission or distribution of electric energy for sale or the distribution of natural or manufactured gas for heat, light or power within the United States of America, and neither it nor any of its subsidiaries is a public utility company operating in the United States. DGN distributes natural gas to its customers via its pipeline facilities which include high pressure steel pipelines and regulator stations, polyethylene distribution mains and service lines. Consumption is metered at each point of use at residential, commercial, and industrial sites.

      E. Sempra indirectly holds a 49.99% interest in Chilquinta Energía S.A. ("Chilquinta Energía"), a foreign utility company having its business address as follows:

      Chilquinta Energía S.A.
      General Cruz No 222
      Valparaíso, Chile

      Sempra's interest in Chilquinta Energía is held indirectly through Inversiones Sempra-PSEG Chile S.A. ("Inversiones"), of which Sempra indirectly holds 50% of the equity; the remaining 50% interest is held by PSEG Chilean Equity Ltd., a Cayman company wholly-owned by PSEG Americas Inc. Inversiones, in turn, indirectly holds 99.99% of the equity in Chilquinta Energía. Therefore, Sempra indirectly holds a 49.99% interest in Chilquinta Energía. The direct and other indirect subsidiaries (none of which is a public utility company) of Sempra through which such interest is held are indicated on Exhibit A to this Annual Report.

      Chilquinta Energía derives its income from the generation, transmission and distribution of electric energy for sale to industrial, commercial and residential customers, either directly or through its holdings, in Chile and Peru.

      Chilquinta Energía distributes electricity to approximately 450,000 customers in central Chile, north and west of the capital, Santiago. Chilquinta Energía's distributed energy sales in Chile's Quinta Región ("Region V") totaled 1,536 gigawatt hours ("GWh") in 2000. Chilquinta Energía facilities include 468.6 kilometers of electrical transmission and distribution lines.

      Chilquinta Energía indirectly owns a controlling interest, totaling approximately 37.2%, of Luz del Sur S.A.A, a Peruvian company that distributes electricity to customers in the southern zone of metropolitan Lima, Peru. Pursuant to its concession, Luz del Sur S.A.A. serves an area equivalent to 3,000 square kilometers and serves approximately 690,000 customers.

      Chilquinta Energía owns 100% of Energas S.A. ("Energas"), a Chilean company. Energas derives most of its income from the distribution at retail of natural or manufactured gas to industrial, commercial and residential customers within Region V, in central Chile. Energas began delivery to customers in central Chile in May 1998 and plans to reach more than 50,000 customers by its fifth year of operation. Energas' facilities used for the distribution at retail of natural or manufactured gas consist of transportation and distribution lines, meters, pumps, valves and pressure and flow controllers.

      Chilquinta Energía does not own or derive any part of its income, directly or indirectly, from the generation, transmission, or distribution of electric energy for sale or the distribution of natural or manufactured gas for heat, light or power within the United States of America, and neither Chilquinta Energía nor any of its subsidiary companies is a public utility company operating in the United States of America.

      F. Sempra indirectly holds approximately 41.20% of the equity in Luz del Sur S.A.A. ("Luz"), a foreign utility company having its business address as follows:

      Luz del Sur S.A.A.
      Av. Canaval y Moreyra 380
      San Isidro, Lima, Peru

      Sempra's primary interest in Luz is held through two distinct chains of ownership. Chilquinta Energía indirectly owns approximately 37.2% of Luz. In addition, Sempra owns 50% of Peruvian Opportunity Company, a Peruvian company, which in turn owns, directly and indirectly, approximately 48.56% of Luz. Sempra's combined ownership in Luz (through Chilquinta Energía, Peruvian Opportunity Company and the other indirect subsidiaries disclosed on Exhibit A) is approximately 43.1%.

      Luz derives its income from the generation, transmission and distribution of electric energy for sale to industrial, commercial and residential customers. Specifically, Luz distributes electricity to customers in the southern zone of metropolitan Lima, Peru, and the surrounding areas. Pursuant to its concession, Luz serves an area equivalent to 3,000 square kilometers and serves approximately 690,000 customers. Luz's 2000 energy sales totaled approximately 3,599 GWh.

      Luz either directly or through its subsidiaries and affiliates, holds various concessions from the Peruvian government to distribute electricity in and around the city of Lima, Peru.

      Neither Luz nor any of its subsidiary companies owns or derives any part of its income, directly or indirectly, from the generation, transmission, or distribution of electric energy for sale or the distribution of natural or manufactured gas for heat, light or power within the United States of America, and neither Luz nor any of its subsidiary companies is a public-utility company operating in the United States of America.

      Item 2 - Debt and other Financial Obligations.

      Neither Sempra nor any of its system companies is subject to recourse for any debt or other financial obligation (through direct or indirect guarantees or otherwise) of Pampeana or Sur, DGN Mexicali, DGN Chihuahua or DGN de La Laguna-Durango, other than certain performance guarantees in favor of the Mexican Commission Regulating Energy ("CRE").

      Sempra Energy International US LLC, a subsidiary of Sempra, obtained in September 1999 a $160 million Senior Secured Term Loan to refinance the then existing debt of Chilquinta Energía and to partially fund the acquisition by Sempra of its equity in Chilquinta Energía. As part of such Senior Secured Term Loan, Sempra agreed to provide credit support to Sempra Energy International US LLC of $25 million.

      Item 3 - Service, Sales and Construction Contracts.

      Pursuant to a management fee agreement with Pampeana and Sur, during 2000 Sempra received compensation for certain management services in the amount of $1,244,072. In addition, Pampeana and Sur have accrued but unpaid obligations to Sempra in the amount of $62,085 in respect of 2000 management services.

      DGN Mexicali, DGN Chihuahua and DGN de La Laguna-Durango have each entered into contracts with subsidiaries of Sempra to provide project management, engineering supervision and contract administration of construction of their respective pipeline systems. The amount of compensation to be paid under the contracts equals the actual labor rates paid to employees of the Sempra contracting subsidiaries together with an amount to cover direct and indirect overhead costs. For 2000, the total amounts invoiced to DGN Mexicali, DGN Chihuahua and DGN de La Laguna-Durango for these services were $86,370, $180,698 and $496,068 respectively.

      In addition, during 2000 DGN Mexicali, DGN Chihuahua and DGN de La Laguna-Durango purchased materials from Sempra affiliates. The amounts charged by Sempra affiliates, including SoCalGas, to DGN Mexicali, DGN Chihuahua and DGN de La Laguna-Durango were $46,093, $476,761 and $443,159 respectively.

      Chilquinta Energía has entered into a contract with subsidiaries of Sempra to provide project management, engineering supervision and other technical services. The amount of compensation to be paid under the contract equals the actual labor rates paid to employees of the Sempra contracting subsidiaries plus a margin factor together with an amount to cover direct and indirect overhead costs. For 2000, the total amounts invoiced to Chilquinta Energía and its subsidiaries for these services totaled $955,426 .

      Exhibit A

      Attached as Exhibit A to this Annual Report is an organizational chart showing the relationship of Pampeana, Sur, DGN Mexicali, DGN Chihuahua, DGN de La Laguna-Durango, Chilquinta Energía and Luz to Sempra and its system public utility companies.


      Signature

      The undersigned company has duly caused this Annual Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized pursuant to the requirements of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935. The signature of the undersigned company shall be deemed to relate only to matters having reference to such company or its subsidiaries.

April 18, 2001

SEMPRA ENERGY

 

By:___ /s/ _ John R. Light __________________

 

John R. Light,
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

 

 

Exhibit A

to

Annual Report Concerning Foreign Utility Companies
on

 

Form U-33-S for the Fiscal Year ended
December 31, 2000

 

Filed by

 

SEMPRA ENERGY

 

The following organizational chart shows the relationship of Sempra Energy and its system public-utility companies to each foreign utility company:





ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
OF SEMPRA ENERGY UTILITIY COMPANIES
(As of December 31, 2000)

SEMPRA ENERGY

      Enova Corporation

San Diego Gas & Electric Company *

      Pacific Enterprises

Southern California Gas Company *

      Sempra Energy Global Enterprises

Sempra Energy International

                        SEI Cayman Gas Holding Company

Sodigas Pampena, S.A. (21.5%)

Camuzzi Gas Pampeana, S.A. (86.09%)

Sodigas Sur S.A. (21.5%)

Camuzzi Gas del Sur, S.A. (90%)

DGN de La Laguna-Durango, S. de R.L. de C.V. (1%) *

Pacific Enterprises International

Enova International

Sempra Energy Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (99.9%) *

DGN de Chihuahua, S. de R.L. de C.V. (47.5%) *

DGN de La Laguna-Durango, S. de R.L. de C.V. (99%) *

Distribuidora de Gas Natural de Mexicali, S. de R.L. de C.V. (30%) *

Sempra Energy International (España) S.L.

Sempra Energy International Holdings B.V.

Sempra Energy International Canada Ltd.

Pacific Enterprises International Canada Ltd.

DGN de Chihuahua, S. de R.L. de C.V. (47.5%) *

Distribuidora de Gas Natural de Mexicali, S. de R.L. de C.V. (30%) *

Sempra Energy International Chile Holdings I B.V (99.99%)

Inversiones Sempra-PSEG Chile S.A. (50%)

Inversiones Sempra-PSEG Chile II S.A. (99.98%)

Chilquinta Energía S.A. (99.99%) *

I.T.O. International Technical Operators A.V.V. (99%)

Ontario Quinta A.V.V. (55.29%)

Luz del Sur S.A.A. (61.16%)*

Energy Business International A.V.V.

Luz del Sur S.A.A. (3.83%) *

Tecnored S.A. (50%)

I.T.O. International Technical Operators A.V.V. (1%)

Energy Business International A.V.V.

Luz del Sur S.A.A. (3.83%) *

Ontario Quinta A.V.V. (55.29%)

Luz del Sur S.A.A. (61.16%) *

Sodigas Pampeana S.A. (21.5%)

Camuzzi Gas Pampeana S.A. (86.09%) *

Sodigas Sur S.A. (21.5%)

Camuzzi Gas del Sur S.A. (90%) *

Sempra Energy Peruvian Opportunity Company LLC (100%)

Peruvian Opportunity Company S.A.C. (50%)

Luz del Sur S.A.A. (22.89%) *

Ontario Quinta A.V.V. (41.97%)

Luz del Sur S.A.A. (61.16%)*

* The utility companies are noted with an asterisk.