Western Wind engages R. W. Beck and DNV Global Energy Concepts as the Independent Engineers for Windstar

    Toronto Stock Exchange (Venture) Symbol: "WND"
    Issued and Outstanding: 45,979,397

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - Western Wind Energy Corp. ("Western Wind") is
pleased to announce that Western Wind has engaged R. W. Beck Inc. and DNV
Global Energy Concepts Inc. ("Independent Engineers") as the independent
engineers for the Windstar wind project located in the Tehachapi Pass Wind
Resource Area near Tehachapi, California ("Windstar" or "Project"). The
Independent Engineers will review the technical aspects of the Project,
evaluate and analyze the wind data and resource assessments, monitor
construction and review start-up and testing procedures.
    Chris Thompson, Western Wind's CFO, is also delighted to have R. W. Beck
and DNV Global Energy Concepts as part of the Windstar Project as they both
have substantial worldwide energy experience.

    About R. W. Beck

    R. W. Beck, an SAIC company, is a group of technically based business
consultants that serve public and private infrastructure organizations and
financiers worldwide. They develop sustainable business and technical
solutions and foster enduring systems that advance the business of
infrastructure by delivering industry insight that impacts the way clients
think about and do business. Their technically based business consultants
consistently bring the best talent to bear on every engagement and deliver
solutions that have lasting impact to their clients and the communities they
serve. Learn more at www.rwbeck.com.

    About DNV Global Energy Concepts

    DNV Global Energy Concepts ("DNV-GEC") is a global leader in the wind
energy industry and its employees have been providing technical services to
the industry for more than 20 years. In the last three years, DNV-GEC
conducted direct work on wind projects representing more than half of the new
installed capacity of wind energy in the U.S. Their role in these projects
varied from initial site selection and wind resource assessment to power
performance testing and financial due diligence for investors. More
information about DNV-GEC is available at www.globalenergyconcepts.com and

    About Western Wind Energy Corp.

    Western Wind is a vertically integrated renewable 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 further owns additional development
assets for both Solar and Wind Energy in California, Arizona, Ontario, Canada
and a development team 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 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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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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