[I]n approving the reorganizations and mergers that resulted in Sempra's current corporate configuration, the [CPUC] imposed perpetual transparency on the parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates to ensure that the conditions of the merger continue to be satisfied and anticompetitive transactions among these entities do not occur. This proceeding has been initiated to determine whether the Sempra entities have complied with relevant statutes and [CPUC] decisions pertaining to the [Sempra] holding company and the transactions among the affiliated corporations.... Discovery aimed at obtaining admissible evidence concerning these issues is a necessary component of this proceeding and assists the [CPUC] in satisfying its regulatory obligations. Because the Sempra entities, including SET, have an ongoing obligation to provide information sufficient to demonstrate compliance with prior Commission decisions an orders concerning the mergers, they must provide this information at their own expense.
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