Turbine Commissioning Completed at Windstar

March 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

Toronto Stock Exchange (Venture) Symbol: “WND”
OTCQX Symbol: “WNDEF
Issued and Outstanding: 62,582,641

VANCOUVER, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Western Wind Energy Corp. – (Toronto Venture Exchange – “WND”) (OTCQX – “WNDEF”), is pleased to
announce that Windstar commenced commercial operations on January 27,
2012, which was declared the Initial Operations Date.  The achievement
of commercial operations initiates our energy sales sold to the Utility
and our Windstar project is subject to performance guarantees as
negotiated with our turbine supply vendor.

Western Wind is now in the position to file for its cash grant
application with the US Treasury under Section 1603. The cash grant is
a US Federal Government program to encourage renewable energy
development through a 30% cash grant paid by the US Department of
Energy and is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009 (“Treasury Grant”).  The Company estimates the cash grant
submittal to be roughly $90 million, which is subject to review and
approval from the Department of Treasury.

Jeff Ciachurski, President of Western Wind Energy states, “We are extremely pleased by the full commissioning of Windstar.  Since
January 27, 2012, we have now been receiving revenue from four fully
owned renewable energy projects in California and Arizona.  This is a
transitional time for Western Wind, as we evolve into a significant
power producer of renewable energy.  We would like to thank our
employees, stakeholders and business partners for the patience and
cooperation in bringing online this transformational asset.”

About Western Wind Energy Corp.

Western Wind Energy Corp. (OTCQX: WNDEF; TSX.V: WND) trades in the United States on the OTCQX
under the symbol “WNDEF” and on the TSX Venture Exchange under the
symbol “WND”. Western Wind is a vertically integrated renewable energy
production company that directly owns over 165.5 MW of rated solar and
wind capacity in production in the States of California and Arizona.
Western Wind further owns substantial additional development assets for
both solar and wind energy in California, Arizona, Ontario, Canada; and
in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Western Wind is in the business of owning and operating wind and solar
energy generating facilities. 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

“SIGNED”

Jeffrey J. Ciachurski
President Chief Executive Officer

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accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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statements” under applicable securities laws, which involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual
results to be materially different from any future results, performance
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results may differ materially.  There are many factors that could cause
such actual events or results expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements to differ materially from any future results
expressed or implied by such statements.  Such factors include, but are
not limited 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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