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Sempra Energy to open ‘Center of Excellence’ in Houston

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Sempra Energy has announced that the company is opening a new ‘Center of Excellence’ in Houston, Texas. The office is expected to open later this year.

“We are committed to building the premier energy infrastructure company in North America, and creating a regional headquarters in Houston advances our business strategy,” said Jeffrey W. Martin, chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy. “Texas is a remarkable market, and our Houston Center of Excellence will allow us to add hundreds of new engineering and construction positions to support our growing LNG business in the Gulf region, while also allowing us to showcase our company’s commitment to innovation, technology and leadership within the energy industry.”

The new regional headquarters is located in Uptown Houston and will include the relocation of existing employees in the greater Houston area to the new site.

“Sempra Energy has already made a strong commitment to Texas with big investments in Oncor, Sharyland and natural gas infrastructure,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “Their new Houston office is a symbol of confidence in Texas’ energy leadership, workforce and regulatory climate. Houston is the world’s premier energy community and I welcome Sempra’s expansion in Texas.”

In addition to expanded office space for regional business operations, the Houston Center of Excellence will showcase innovative technologies developed by Sempra companies to support today’s evolving energy market. The exhibit space will display interactive technologies that improve the delivery of more secure and resilient energy supplies to customers, such as the expansion of natural gas into the electricity mix to support grid stability and integration of digital and meteorological technologies to improve power reliability, as well as virtual reality experiences connected to the Cameron LNG liquefaction-export facility.

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