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PR Newswire
VANCOUVER, Jan. 11

Windstar Turbines to be Installed at Rate of 10 MW per week

Toronto Stock Exchange (Venture) Symbol: "WND"
Issued and Outstanding: 55,326,194

VANCOUVER, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ - Gamesa, a world-leading player in the design, manufacture and maintenance of wind turbines, has been awarded a contract to supply a total of 10 MW of capacity for the wind farm being developed by Western Wind Energy Corporation. The power from the project will be sold to UniSource Electric Inc.

This is the second contract Gamesa has signed with Western Wind Energy in the last month and its first contract in Arizona, a new foothold for the company in the US wind market.

The farm will be comprised of five G90-2.0 MW wind turbines on 78-meter towers. Gamesa will oversee the wind turbine installation, which is planned for April 2011.

Western Wind Energy Corp. is utilizing funds from the Section 1603 Program to partially fund the construction of this wind farm. This program, created as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) that was enacted in February 2009, provides an optional cash payment for developers in lieu of a 30 percent investment tax credit (ITC) and production tax credit (PTC).

Gamesa has been operating in the US since 2005; it has two manufacturing plants in Pennsylvania employing over 800 people and with production capacity of over 1,000 MW/year.

The US market, which Gamesa has designated as strategic, accounts for 22% of the company's total worldwide wind turbine generator sales. Gamesa expects to steadily increase its presence and sales in the region: it projects 15% average annual growth in sales in the US between 2009 and 2013.

About Gamesa (www.gamesacorp.com)

With more than 15 years of experience, Gamesa is one of the world's leading companies in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of wind generators; to date, it has installed close to 20,000 MW in twenty-seven countries on four continents.

Gamesa is also a world leader in the development, construction and sale of wind farms, having installed over 3,500 MW, and it has a portfolio of more than 22,000 MW of wind farms at varying stages of development in Europe, America and Asia.

The company has 30 production facilities in Europe, the US, China and India, annual production capacity of 4,400 MW, and over 7,000 employees worldwide.

About Western Wind Energy Corp.

Western Wind is a vertically integrated renewable energy production company that currently has by way of 100% direct ownership, over 500 wind turbines with 165 MW of net rated capacity either in production or in construction, and a further 311 MW of priority expansion development assets in the States of California, Arizona and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. In addition the company has a 1,300 MW California Development Initiative.

Western Wind is in the business of owning and acquiring land sites, assets 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

Chief Executive Officer

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SOURCE Western Wind Energy