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Western Wind Energy Corp. – Windstar and Kingman Project Update

July 19, 2011

Toronto Stock Exchange (Venture) Symbol: “WND”
Issued and Outstanding: 59,856,524

VANCOUVER, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Western Wind Energy Corp. (“Western
Wind” or the “Company”) (TSX.V – “WND”) is pleased to the following
progress on our projects under construction:

Kingman, Arizona

The 10.5 MW wind and solar project has reached mechanical completion of
the five (5)  – 2-MW Gamesa G90 wind turbines.  We are currently
drilling the pads for the solar tracking system and expect this to be
completed over the next two weeks.  The solar panels and inverters have
already been delivered and we expect completion of the solar portion by
mid August, 2011.  After this, we await the utility to energize our
site, which is expected by August 31, 2011, for revenue service.

Windstar, Tehachapi, California

Regarding our 120-MW wind project located in Tehachapi, California,
eighty-eight (88%) percent of the foundations have been completed, 70%
of the base-set towers have been installed, 80% of the nacelles
(gearbox and generator) have been delivered and 25% of the nacelles
have been installed on top of the towers.

With the average windspeeds during the month of June at over 30 miles
per hour, the installation of nacelles and blades will occur at a more
rapid pace after the extremely high wind season comes to an end.  We
anticipate August, September and October to be very signficant months
for completing the turbine installations.

Yabucoa, Puerto Rico

Our Yabucoa lead project debt arranger Rabobank, and Western Wind have
chosen Black and Veatch as the independent engineer for our Yabucoa
Project.  Both parties have chosen their indpendent lead counsels for
financial close.

Valuation

DAI Consulting has been working on Phase 3 of the valuation and due to
the summer season, we expect to be in receipt of the final version  in
September.

About Western Wind

Western Wind Energy is a vertically integrated renewable energy
electrical production company that currently owns over 500 wind
turbines with 165 MW of net rated capacity either in production or in
construction in the States of California and Arizona.  Western Wind
further owns additional development assets for both solar and wind
energy in California, Arizona,  Ontario, Canada; and in the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Western Wind is in the business of owning and acquiring land sites and
technology for the production of electricity from wind and solar
energy. Management of Western Wind includes individuals involved in the
operations and ownership of utility scale wind energy facilities in
California since 1981.


            ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

            "SIGNED"

            Jeffrey J. Ciachurski
            President & Chief Executive Officer

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accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Certain statements in this press release constitute “forward-looking
statements” under applicable securities laws, which involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual
results to be materially different from any future results, performance
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identify such forward-looking statements.  Such statements in this news
release include, but are not limited to, the Company’s discussion
concerning the Offer.  These statements are based on management’s
current expectations and beliefs and actual events or results may
differ materially.  There are many factors that could cause such actual
events or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements to differ materially from any future results expressed or
implied by such statements.  Such factors include, but are not limited
to, the state of the Company’s business activities and various factors
discussed in the Company’s annual report and annual information
contained in the Company’s 20F Annual Report filed with the United
States Securities and Exchange Commission and securities regulators in
Canada.  Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations
and the Company assumes no obligation to update such information to
reflect later events or developments, except as required by law.

 

SOURCE Western Wind Energy


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