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DATE:  December 4, 2008
                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TRADING SYMBOLS:    TSX-V (Canada): WGP.V        FRANKFURT: WE6.F


WESTERN GEOPOWER'S DRILLING SUCCESS CONTINUES WITH 9 MW WELL

VANCOUVER, Canada,  December 4,  2008, TSX  Venture Exchange  Trading
Symbol: WGP - Western GeoPower Corp., a renewable energy  development
company, today  announced that  completion testing  of the  Company's
fourth well (WGP-4) at The Geysers Geothermal Field in California has
established an initial  power capacity of  9.0 MW (gross)  or 8.2  MW
(net). This latest  well increases the  power capacity placed  behind
pipe to 28.7 MW (gross) or 26 MW (net), representing over 70% of  the
initial steam resource required to supply the planned 35 MWe  Western
GeoPower Unit 1 plant.

Flow  tests  on  all  four   wells  were  conducted  by   independent
consultants GeothermEx. The  initial flow  rates for  the four  wells
aggregate 463,000 lbs/hour at a design condition of a minimum flowing
wellhead pressure of 87 psia. The power plant specifications call for
steam requirements  of  16,130  lbs/hour per  MW  (gross)  or  17,743
lbs/hour per MW (net).

"Drilling to date continues to  yield outstanding results, with  well
WGP-4 coming  close to  matching WGP-1  as the  most productive  well
drilled at the  Geysers over the  past two decades,"  said Dr.  Subir
Sanyal, President of GeothermEx. "The high well capacity achieved  to
date reflects  the presence  of high-flow-capacity  areas within  the
leasehold, and careful targeting and drilling of the wells."

California-based GeothermEx is  a recognized international  authority
in the evaluation of  geothermal resources and  has been involved  in
the development of all the producing geothermal fields in the  United
States and  over  750 projects  worldwide.   Their knowledge  of  The
Geysers geothermal field  is extensive, having  been associated  with
the development of the field for over 30 years.

"We are  especially  pleased  to  report that  well  WGP-4  has  been
completed considerably  under  budget and  over  one month  ahead  of
schedule," said Kenneth MacLeod, President & CEO of Western GeoPower.
"Significant cost savings may be  realized with the drilling  program
if future wells continue to yield similar high productivity rates."

Initial projections  called for  the  drilling of  a total  of  eight
production wells  and  one  injector.  Should  the  drilling  of  the
additional  wells   continue  to   yield  higher   than   anticipated
productivity, fewer wells may be required. An existing well is  being
assessed for re-work and may be used as a second injection well.  The
drilling program is scheduled for completion in late 2009 and the  35
MWe Western GeoPower Unit  1 plant is  projected to start  commercial
operations in early 2010.

The  Geysers  geothermal  field,  located  75  miles  north  of   San
Francisco,  California,  is  the   largest  producer  of   geothermal
electricity in  the  world.  Commercial  geothermal  power  has  been
generated continuously at The Geysers  field since 1960, the  present
generation level being about 900 MWe of clean, baseload  electricity.
Western GeoPower's Unit  1 project is  situated in the  south-western
region of The Geysers field in Sonoma County.



About Western GeoPower Corp.
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 the  South
Meager Geothermal Project in British Columbia, Canada.
On behalf of the Board 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.


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