Sempra Generation agrees to sell energy services group to Honeywell

Mar 27, 2006

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        SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2006 – Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), has agreed to sell its energy services group to Honeywell Building Solutions, a business unit of Honeywell (NYSE: HON).

        No terms of the transaction were disclosed.

        Sempra Generation’s energy services group provides energy-performance-contracting solutions for federal, state and local government facilities, hospitals and healthcare facilities, colleges and universities, and other commercial entities.  These services enable customers to lower their energy and operational expenses by improving efficiencies or generating alternative power.  This group also designs, develops and manages construction of energy efficient facilities.  The organization has offices in Albany, N.Y., Los Angeles and Houston. 

        “This sale completes two objectives for Sempra Generation,” said Michael R. Niggli, president of Sempra Generation.  “It puts our energy-services business under the auspices of a well-respected, international company that specializes in performance contracting and allows Sempra Generation to concentrate on the efficient operation of its existing power plant assets.”

        Sempra Generation anticipates the transaction will be concluded early in the second quarter of 2006.  

        Honeywell Building Solutions is a global provider of integrated building management and control systems, and is a global leader in the energy services industry, helping organizations conserve energy, optimize facilities and equipment, and improve security. 

        Honeywell International is a $28 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials.  Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges.  It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.  For additional information, please visit

        Sempra Generation operates and maintains power generation facilities for competitive markets.  Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2005 revenues of $11.7 billion.  The Sempra Energy companies’ 14,000 employees serve more than 29 million consumers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America and Asia.


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