Toronto Stock Exchange (Venture) Symbol: "WND"
OTCQX Symbol: "WNDEF"
Issued and Outstanding: 60,702,947
VANCOUVER, Jan. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Western Wind Energy Corp. -- (Toronto Venture Exchange -- "WND") (OTCQX -- "WNDEF"), is pleased to
announce that on January 4th, 2012, it had erected the last and final turbine at its Windstar
Project, Tehachapi, California, bringing the total installed capacity
to the 120 Megawatt design capacity.
Regarding our negotiations for a new acquisition in the southern United
States, we can report that the area to mention is Puerto Rico. Puerto
Rico remains dependent for 2/3 of its electrical energy production on
burning crude oil. Western Wind expects to become a significant player
in Puerto Rico and provide long term clean energy solutions to Puerto
Rican residents offering energy independence and price stability.
Jeff Ciachurski, President of Western Wind Energy states, "this is a proud moment for Western Wind stakeholders in achieving the
completion of the final turbine at Windstar."
About Western Wind Energy Corp.
Western Wind Energy Corp. (OTCQX: WNDEF; TSX.V: WND ) trades in the United States on the OTCQX
under the symbol "WNDEF" and on the Toronto Venture Exchange under
"WND". Western Wind is a vertically integrated renewable energy
production company that currently owns 165 MW of rated solar and wind
capacity in production in the States of California and Arizona. Western
Wind further owns substantial 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 operating wind and solar
energy generating facilities. 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
Jeffrey J. Ciachurski
President & Chief Executive Officer
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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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