Western Wind Energy Corp. - Federal Aviation Authority approval on Steel Park

Jan 13, 2010, 16:32 ET from Western Wind Energy

Toronto Stock Exchange (Venture) Symbol: "WND"

Issued and Outstanding: 47,542,397

VANCOUVER, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Western Wind Energy Corp ("Western Wind") is pleased to announce that Western Wind has received approval from the FAA for 15 turbine locations at 399 feet per turbine for our Steel Park Wind Energy - Solar Energy project near Kingman, Arizona. Western Wind is in the process of finalizing a turbine supplier, Engineering Procurement Construction Contractor and Solar Panel provider. Western Wind will be utilizing very advanced Copper Indium Gallium Selenium (CIGS) solar technology that is both robust and cost effective.

Steel Park is a fully zoned and approved project by the Mohave County Government and is owned fee simple by Western Wind without debt. Power will be sold under a fully executed Power Purchase Agreement with Unisource Energy Services, a major Arizona regulated utility. We anticipate this to be the first of its kind, fully integrated wind - solar project under one designated and specific contract.

About Western Wind Energy Corp.

Western Wind is a vertically integrated renewable energy electrical production company that currently owns over 500 wind turbines with 34.5 MW of rated capacity and a further 131MW of expansion power purchase agreements 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 a development team 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 Energy includes individuals involved in the operations and ownership of utility scale wind energy facilities in California since 1981.



    Jeffrey J. Ciachurski
    Chief Executive Officer

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