May 15, 2006

Western Wind expands power production agreement with Arizona Public Service

COQUITLAM, BC-Western Wind Energy and Arizona Public Service (APS) are expanding the terms of their current wind power production agreement, adding another 25megawatts (MW) to the existing 15 MW, for a total of 40 MW. If there is sufficient available capacity in the current transmission system, the partners have indicated that the agreement would go to 45 MW. The added power will be generated from Western Wind's Kingman steel plant facility. Final details have yet to be worked out on the extra capacity, but Western Wind expects a formal agreement to be executed within the next 60 days. The addition to the APS agreement means that Western Wind Energy now has over 185 MW of projects either in production or development. In the past two years, the company has negotiated wind power purchase agreements (PPAs) worth more than $900 million and representing a total of 159.5 MW, including the first PPA in New Brunswick. More information is available from Western Wind Energy, 604/839-4192, FAX 604/939-1292, Web site

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