Western Wind Energy Corp. - Windstar and Kingman Project Update

By Western Wind Energy Corp., PRNE
Monday, July 18, 2011

VANCOUVER, Canada, July 19, 2011 -


Western Wind Energy Corp. (”Western Wind” or the “Company”)
(TSX.V - “WND”) is pleased to announce 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,
, 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

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.


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,
; 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.

    Jeffrey J. Ciachurski
    President & Chief Executive Officer

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the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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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

Toronto Stock Exchange (Venture)
Symbol: “WND”
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