Western Wind Energy Corp. - Substantial revenue increase



    Toronto Stock Exchange (Venture) Symbol: "WND"
    Issued and Outstanding: 25,969,859

    COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - Western Wind Energy is the largest
producing pure wind energy, publicly traded company (non-income trust) in
North America. Western Wind Energy currently produces 34.5 MW of energy from
over 500 wind turbine generators located in Southern California. Western Wind
also has over 155 MW of expansion power sales agreements with the associated
projects in the late stage of development. In addition, Western Wind Energy
has a credible pipeline of over 1,300 MW of site locations in the State of
California.

    Substantial Revenue increase from California Operations

    On October 4, 2007, the California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC")
signed a unanimous resolution authorizing the 2007 pricing structure for
renewable energy projects in California. The pricing structure is called the
"market price referent" (the "MPR").
    The 2007 MPR for projects coming online or existing projects having their
contracts renewed in 2008 will be $95.72 per MW/hr or $98.40 in 2010. This
will escalate to $101.39 in 2012. All of these pricing structures are based on
20-year contracts. In addition to the MPR, new projects will receive
$20 per MW/hr plus an inflation escalator in the form of a production tax
credit.
    This new pricing structure is a revenue increase of over 30% from Western
Wind Energy's current average pricing model received from our producing assets
in California. With our existing production, this new MPR will amount to a
minimum increase of over $2 million per year.
    Jeff Ciachurski, the CEO of Western Wind Energy states, "We are
exceptionally pleased with the exemplary vision of the CPUC in mandating
realistic and representative energy rates for California renewable energy
generating facilities. The CPUC values the societal benefits renewable energy
brings to California's citizens by offsetting greenhouse gas emissions,
nitrous oxides and significant water conservation that is achieved by
displacing fossil generation with renewable energy sources such as wind
energy. Western Wind Energy Corporation's annualized energy production of
70 billion watt hours prevents the emissions of over 80,000 tons per year of
carbon dioxide and conserves another 75,000 tons of annual water consumption.
The new pricing formula coupled with the Mesa Generating Facility's 22-mile
per hour average annual wind speed validates California as being the premium
location in the world for owning and operating utility scale wind parks. No
other jurisdiction in the world can match the performance of our California
wind energy assets."
    Western Wind Energy currently produces clean renewable electrical energy
from over 500 wind turbine generators located in Tehachapi (Windridge) and San
Gorgonio Pass (Palm Springs), California. Western Wind Energy's annualized
energy output is approximately 75 billion watt hours per year. During the past
two years, Western Wind Energy has executed or acquired over $1 billion of
power sales agreements totaling 154.5 megawatts from the sale of wind energy
electrical generation, to two separate utilities. Western Wind Energy was the
first to execute a "wind" PPA in the State of Arizona, and in California, is
expanding from management's 26-year continuous operating history in the
Tehachapi Pass.

    Western Wind Energy is in the business of acquiring exceptional land
sites, capital and technology for the production of electricity from wind
energy. Western Wind Energy conducts its operations through its wholly owned
subsidiaries in Arizona and California. Management of Western Wind Energy
includes individuals involved in the operations and ownership of utility scale
wind energy operations in California since 1981.

    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    "SIGNED"

    Jeffrey J. Ciachurski
    Chief Executive Officer

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

    Certain statements included herein are "forward-looking statements" as
defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Management
cautions that forward-looking statements are not guarantees and that actual
results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the
forward-looking statement. Important factors that could cause the actual
results of operations or financial condition of the Company to differ include,
but are not necessarily limited to, the risks and uncertainties discussed in
documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.





For further information:

For further information: Western Wind Energy Corp., 632 Foster Avenue,
Coquitlam, BC, V3J 2L7, Telephone: (604) 839-4192, Facsimile: (604) 939-1292,
www.westernwindenergy.com

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