Western Wind executes wind turbine reservation agreement with Gamesa

Vancouver, August 24, 2009 — Western Wind Energy Corp. won a wind turbine reservation order with Gamesa for the procurement of up to 120 MW of wind turbine generators.

The Windstar Project, located in Tehachapi, Calif., will consist of Gamesa G80 2-MW, G87 2-MW and G52 850-KW turbines. This flexible product mix is capable of harnessing the uniquely varied wind regime of the Windstar site. Although the terms of the deal were not disclosed, the order is valued at over $160 million.

The decision to select Gamesa was based on a year-long evaluation of the various wind turbine manufacturers deemed bankable by lending institutions. Gamesa, having soundly satisfied the above criteria, offers a robust technologically advanced product, comprehensive after-sale maintenance, and a customer-first orientation.

Western Wind has paid a deposit and will pay the bulk of the proceeds from the previously announced Manulife Financing subject to financial closing conditions satisfactory to Manulife.

Gamesa has installed more than 16,000 MW of renewable energy capacity and has operations in 20 countries.

Western Wind is a renewable energy electrical production company that currently owns over 500 wind turbines with 34.5 MW of rated capacity and a further 120 MW of expansion power purchase agreements in the State of California.

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