Western Wind Energy Corp. receives unanimous approval from the Kern County Board of Supervisors

    Toronto Venture Exchange Symbol: "WND"
    Issued and Outstanding: 44,418,951

    VANCOUVER, June 10 /CNW/ - Western Wind Energy Corp. is pleased to
announce that on June 9th, 2009, it had received unanimous consent from the
Kern County Board of Supervisors for the zoning approval of its 120 megawatt
Windstar wind energy project in Tehachapi, California.
    This has been a long and rigorous process. Western Wind Energy would like
to thank all of its stakeholders, employees, consultants, directors and the
Kern County Planning Department for their hard work and dedication in
achieving this major milestone.

    About Western Wind Energy Corp.

    Western Wind Energy Corp. is a wind energy electrical production company
that currently owns over 500 wind turbines with 34.5 MW of rated capacity and
a further 120MW of expansion power purchase agreements in the State of
California. Western Wind Energy is in the business of acquiring land sites and
technology for the production of electricity from wind energy. Management of
Western Wind Energy includes individuals involved in the operations and
ownership of utility scale wind energy facilities in California since 1981.



                            Jeffrey J. Ciachurski
                           Chief Executive Officer

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forward-looking statements to differ materially from any future results
express or implied by such statements. Such factors include, but are not
limited to, the Company's ability to secure a letter of credit on behalf of
Southern California Edison, that the funds raised are sufficient to advance
its projects as anticipated, 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

For further information:

For further information: Western Wind Energy Corp., 1326 - 885 West
Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3E8, Telephone: (604) 685-WIND (9463),
Facsimile: (604) 685-9441, www.westernwindenergy.com

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