Toronto Stock Exchange (Venture) Symbol: "WND"
OTCQX Symbol: "WNDEF"
Issued and Outstanding: 59,780,539
VANCOUVER, Sept. 18, 2011 /CNW/ - Western Wind Energy Corp. - (Toronto Venture Exchange - "WND") (OTCQX - "WNDEF"), is pleased to
announce that effective September 16th, 2011, Western Wind Energy began commercial operations of its 100%
owned Kingman I wind and solar project, located in Kingman, Arizona
(the "Project"). The 10.5 MW combined wind/solar project is the first
purpose-built wind and solar project in North America. This implies
that the Project was built as a combined facility from the ground up
and was planned and built for the power purchase agreement with
Unisource Electric Services.
The Project combines five (5) Gamesa G-90 2 MW wind turbine generators
with 500 Kw of solar panels on a single axis tracking system. The site
was energized on August 30th, 2011 and revenue service began on Friday, September 16th, 2011.
Jeff Ciachurski, CEO of Western Wind Energy states "this is a ground breaking, game changing development in the renewable
energy industry where two completely separate types of technology and
renewable fuel sources are integrated at the very beginning as a
combined facility. Integration of multiple renewable fuel sources
allows for the maximization of existing transmission infrastructure by
having a greater range of time of day availability. Western Wind
Energy is excited to be the first owner/operator of this real-time,
solution oriented facility."
About Western Wind Energy Corp.
Western Wind Energy Corp. (OTCQX: WNDEF; TSX.V: WND) trades in the United States on OTCQX under
the symbol "WNDEF." Western Wind is a vertically integrated renewable
energy electrical production company that currently owns over 500 wind
turbines with 165 MW of 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, and Ontario, Canada; 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.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jeffrey J. Ciachurski
President & Chief Executive Officer
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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
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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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