Western Wind update on OSC hearing and sales process

             Western Wind update on OSC hearing and sales process

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, Feb. 8, 2013

TSX.V Symbol: "WND"


Issued and Outstanding: 70,617,224

VANCOUVER, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Western Wind Energy Corp. - (the
"Company" or "Western Wind") (TSX Venture Exchange - "WND") (OTCQX - "WNDEF")
would like to report on the Ontario Securities Commission Order and clarify
what was not reported in Brookfield's News Release, issued earlier today.

This morning  the  Ontario  Securities  Commission  dismissed  Western  Wind's 
application to compel Brookfield to provide a valuation in connection with its
"current" bid for Western Wind. No  reasons were given by the Commission,  in 
issuing its order. If Brookfield pursued a  new bid for Western Wind, we  will 
immediately seek a hearing with the OSC, that its new bid should not be exempt
from valuation requirements. Western  Wind continues to  believe there is  an 
issue of merit that should be explored at a full and comprehensive hearing.

If this is in  fact Brookfield's last and  final offer, Western Wind  believes 
that the  expiry of  Brookfield's bid  will  unleash a  true auction  for  the 
company. We  are hoping  that Brookfield  lives  up to  its two  public  news 
releases and promises,  where it  emphatically states  "this is  our best  and 
final offer." Western  Wind will be  looking for a  public confirmation  from 
Brookfield, that it  will withdraw  its bid and  never again  bid for  Western 
Wind, if its minimum tender condition  is not satisfied by February 11,  1013. 
Such a complete withdrawal will allow  Western Wind to continue with a  normal 
sales process,  which has  never been  given a  reasonable opportunity  to  be 
freely pursued since the launch of the sales process on July 30^th.

The past six months has had four months  of either a proxy war or hostile  bid 
and the remaining two  months of Brookfield buying  its Western Wind  position 
and indicating to everyone in the sales process, that it would not follow  the 
expected protocol.

Western Wind believes that Brookfield's presence as an insider and its actions
have inhibited an auction for the company. Brookfield needs to make it  clear 
to shareholders that it is done and gone.

Management contends  that a  normal sales  process will  provide Western  Wind 
stakeholders  a  better  opportunity  to  achieve  the  true  value  of  their 
investment in Western Wind.


Western Wind is  a vertically integrated  renewable energy production  company 
that owns and operates wind and solar generation facilities with 165 net MW of
rated capacity  in  production, in  the  States of  California  and  Arizona. 
Western Wind further owns  substantial development assets  for both solar  and 
wind energy in the U.S. The Company is headquartered in Vancouver, BC and  has 
branch offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Tehachapi, California. Western Wind
trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under  the symbol "WND", and in the  United 
States on the OTCQX under the symbol "WNDEF".

The Company  owns and  operates  three wind  energy generation  facilities  in 
California, and one fully integrated combined wind and solar energy generation
facility in  Arizona.  The  three operating  wind  generation  facilities  in 
California are comprised of the 120MW Windstar, the 4.5MW Windridge facilities
in Tehachapi, and the 30MW Mesa  wind generation facility near Palm  Springs. 
The facility in Arizona is the  Company's 10.5MW Kingman integrated solar  and 
wind facility.  The  Company is  further  developing wind  and  solar  energy 
projects in California, Arizona, and Puerto Rico.



Jeffrey J. Ciachurski
President & Chief Executive Officer

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that
term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


Certain  statements   contained   in   this  news   release   may   constitute 
forward-looking information under applicable Canadian securities legislation.
These statements relate to future events  and are prospective in nature.  All 
statements  other   than  statements   of  historical   fact  may   constitute 
forward-looking   statements   or    contain   forward-looking    information. 
Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of
words such  as  "may",  "will",  "project",  "predict",  "potential",  "plan", 
"continue", "estimate",  "expect",  "targeting", "intend",  "could",  "might", 
"seek",   "anticipate",   "should",   "believe"   or   variations    thereof. 
Forward-looking information  may relate  to  management's future  outlook  and 
anticipated events  or  results  and may  include  statements  or  information 
regarding the future plans or prospects of the Company.

Forward-looking information  is  based  on  certain  factors  and  assumptions 
regarding, among other things, the exercise of the Option and value that might
be derived from the Master  PPA, the outcome of a  hearing before the OSC,  if 
such hearing occurs, the  results of a valuation,  if obtained by  Brookfield, 
and the availability of a  financially superior offer. Several factors  could 
cause actual  results  to  differ  materially  from  those  expressed  in  the 
forward-looking statements,  including, but  not limited  to: the  ability  to 
exercise the Option and realize  value from the Master  PPA, the outcome of  a 
hearing before the OSC, if such hearing occurs, the results of a valuation, if
obtained by Brookfield,  may not  be as  anticipated by  the Company,  actions 
taken by  Brookfield,  actions  taken  by the  Western  Wind  Shareholders  in 
relation to  the Offer,  the possible  effect of  the Offer  on the  Company's 
business, the outcome of the Company's previously-announced sale process,  and 
the availability  of value-maximizing  alternatives  relative to  the  Offer. 
Additional risks and uncertainties can be found in the Company's MD&A for  the 
year ended December  31, 2011  and the Company's  other continuous  disclosure 
filings which are available at www.sedar.com.

Forward-looking statements and forward-looking  information involve known  and 
unknown risks, uncertainties and other  factors that may cause actual  results 
or events  to  differ  materially  from  those  anticipated.  Forward-looking 
information is subject to a variety of known and unknown risks,  uncertainties 
and other factors  that could cause  actual events or  results to differ  from 
those  reflected  in   the  forward-looking   statements  including,   without 
limitation: the risk that the Company will not be able to exercise the  Option 
or obtain  any value  from the  Master PPA,  the risk  that the  outcome of  a 
hearing before the OSC will not be in the Company's favor, the results of  the 
valuation, if  obtained by  Brookfield,  will not  be  as anticipated  by  the 
Company, the  progress of  Western  Wind's sales  process, and,  assuming  the 
Company receives  an  expression of  interest  from a  prospective  purchaser, 
whether a financially  superior offer  for Western Wind  emerges, whether  the 
Company is able to successfully negotiate a prospective sales transaction  and 
whether the conditions of any  proposed transaction, including receipt by  the 
Company of all necessary approvals, are met.

The Company believes  that the expectations  reflected in the  forward-looking 
statements contained in this news release are reasonable, but no assurance can
be given that they will prove to be correct. Actual results and future events
may differ materially from  those anticipated and accordingly  forward-looking 
statements should  not  be  unduly relied  upon.  Forward-looking  statements 
contained in this document speak  only as of the  date of this news  release. 
Except as required by applicable law, Western Wind disclaims any obligation to
update any forward-looking information.

SOURCE Western Wind Energy


Investor Relations Contact:

Lawrence Casse

Tel: (416) 992-7227
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