Turbine Installation in Kingman and Windstar

By Western Wind Energy, PRNE
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

VANCOUVER, May 12, 2011 - Toronto Venture Exchange Symbol: "WND"

Issued and Outstanding: 58,710,383

Western Wind Energy (the "Company") is pleased to announce that erection
is occurring at both the Kingman and Windstar sites. At Kingman, all turbine
components arrived and four (4) out of the five (5) towers have been erected
with the first installed nacelle completed last week. Management has been
informed that mechanical completion of the turbines will be completed by the
end of this month.

At Windstar, turbines began arriving last week. Installation of the first
tower occurred last week and management has been informed that turbine
installations be completed by the end of September, 2011. Western Wind will
start posting videos and construction photos by early next week on its
website for all the public to view.

The Company has granted a total of 50,000 options, 25,000 each at
CDN$1.45 and CDN$1.50 respectively, vesting over the next two years to the
Chief Engineer and the Senior Environmental Planner-Associate Counsel.

About Western Wind Energy Corp.

Western Wind is a mid-tier vertically integrated renewable energy
production company that currently has by way of 100% direct ownership, over
500 wind turbines and 165 MW of net rated capacity 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, Western Wind has a 1,300 MW California Development Initiative.

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

    Chief Executive Officer and Director

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responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking
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risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be
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Company's intended use of proceeds from the Offering. 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
Company's ability to profitably utilize the lands as planned and the other
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.

For further information: Lawrence Casse, Investor Relations,
+1-416-992-7227, alphaedgeinc@gmail.com


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