Western Wind Energy to Initate Development and construction of solar energy facilities in the Southwestern United States

    Toronto Stock Exchange (Venture) Symbol: "WND"
    Issued and Outstanding: 28,296,209

    VANCOUVER, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - Western Wind Energy is pleased to announce that
it is in the process of developing, with the intention of constructing,
utility scale solar energy electrical generating facilities in California and
Arizona. The solar activities of Western Wind Energy Corporation will fall
under the control of a newly incorporated 100% owned subsidiary of Western
Wind Energy called "Western Solargenics Inc." Western Solargenics Inc. will be
led by Michael Boyd who is currently serving a one-year appointment as
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Western Wind Energy Corporation.

    The direction of Western Wind Energy into the solar energy electrical
generation field is led by several unique and specialized asset holdings of
Western Wind Energy Corporation. In order of significance, these unique asset
holdings are:

    1.  Significant firm transmission rights in California;
    2.  Substantial acreage of lands that are 100% wholly owned by Western
        Wind Energy;
    3.  The highest level of solar radiation in North America occurs on
        Western Wind Energy's wholly owned land holdings;
    4.  Abundant supply of water available for solar thermal generation
    5.  California has the highest energy prices in North America with a
        further significant premium paid for energy delivery during solar
        energy's peak generation profile of super on-peak time of day
    6.  30% up front federal tax credit available on the entire project to
        tax equity investors plus accelerated depreciation allowing for
        substantial incentives to tax investors at the project level; and
    7.  With wind energy production in California having a peak generation
        hour of 12 midnight and solar energy having a peak generation hour of
        3:00 p.m., the combination of wind energy and solar energy offers the
        ratepayers of California a significant amount of certainty,
        reliability and delivery of both energy and capacity.

    Western Wind Energy has been approached by several utilities in the
Southwestern United States requesting combination solar/wind energy generation
    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.
    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 facilities in California since 1981.



    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,

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