Western GeoPower Corp.

DON J. A. SMITH APPOINTED AS ITERIM CHIEF FINAN...



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                            NEWS RELEASE

DATE: NOVEMBER 27,
2008
           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TRADING SYMBOLS:  TSX-V (Canada): WGP.V    FRANKFURT: WE6.F
     DON J. A. SMITH APPOINTED AS ITERIM CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
VANCOUVER, Canada, November 27, 2008, TSX Venture Exchange Trading
Symbol: WGP - Western GeoPower Corp., a renewable energy development
company, today announced that Don J.A. Smith, C.A., MBA has assumed
the role of Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of
Western GeoPower Corp. on an interim basis. Rupi Khanuja will be on a
temporary personal leave from her position of Chief Financial Officer
and Corporate Secretary, but will be available to the company as and
when required.

Mr. Smith brings significant and relevant experience in the
geothermal and mining sectors, including corporate finance, corporate
governance and business planning.  His business career includes
serving as Chief Financial Officer of Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.,
Primary Metals Inc. and Oremex Resources Inc. Mr. Smith has
invaluable financial experience and knowledge and was instrumental in
planning and executing a $29 million refinancing realizing an annual
savings of $700,000 for a publicly listed company.  Mr. Smith has
provided consulting services to a number of corporate boards on
corporate governance structures and related matters.

He is past President of the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Alumni
Association, a past Chair of the SFU Chancellor Nominating Committee
and a past member of the SFU University Senate.  Mr. Smith currently
is a Director and Chairs the Audit Committee of Coast Wholesale
Appliances Income Fund (TSX).  Mr. Smith received an MBA from SFU and
is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British
Columbia.

"Don's extensive corporate finance  experience and business  planning
skills is a welcome asset to Western GeoPower," said Kenneth MacLeod,
President and CEO  of Western GeoPower.  "His previous experience  in
the geothermal sector  will allow us  to continue forward  seamlessly
until Rupi's return".
Western GeoPower Corp. is a renewable energy company dedicated to the
development of geothermal energy projects for the delivery of  clean,
sustainable,  baseload   electricity  generation.   The  Company   is
developing The Western GeoPower Unit 1 geothermal power plant at  The
Geysers Geothermal Field  in California,  United States  and is  also
developing the South Meager  Geothermal Project in British  Columbia,
Canada.
On behalf of Western GeoPower Corp.:
"Kenneth MacLeod"
Kenneth MacLeod, President & CEO
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this  release that are  forward-looking are subject  to
various risks  and  uncertainties  concerning  the  specific  factors
identified  above  that  reflect   the  Company's  expectations   and
projections  about  its  future  results.    The  Company  has  tried
whenever possible to identify these forward-looking statements  which
include  but  are  not  limited  to,  words  such  as  "anticipates,"
believes," "estimates," "expects,"  "plans," "intends,"  "potential,"
and  similar  expressions.    Although  the   Company  believes   the
expectations expressed in such  forward-looking statements are  based
on reasonable  assumptions, such  statements  are not  guarantees  of
future performance  and actual  results  or developments  may  differ
materially from those in  the forward-looking statements.   Investors
are cautioned that any such  statements are not guarantees of  future
performance and  that  actual  results  or  developments  may  differ
materially from those projected  in the forward-looking  statements.
The Company disclaims  any obligation  or intention to  update or  to
revise any  forward-looking statement,  whether as  a result  of  new
information, future events or otherwise.  Such information  contained
herein represents management's  best judgment as  of the date  hereof
based on information currently available.
The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the
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Western GeoPower Corp.
837 West Hastings Street Suite 411 Vancouver, 
BC<br>V6C 3N6 Canada

WKN: 254049; ISIN: CA95827Q1037; 
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