Western GeoPower Corp.

WESTERN GEOPOWER OBTAINS US$1.35 MILLION INCREA...



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                            NEWS RELEASE


DATE:  July 30, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



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


  WESTERN GEOPOWER OBTAINS US$1.35 MILLION INCREASE TO SECURED LOAN
                              FACILITY

VANCOUVER, Canada,  June  30,  2009,  TSX  Venture  Exchange  Trading
Symbol: WGP -  Western GeoPower  Corp., a  renewable energy  company,
today announced  that  it has  obtained  an increase  in  the  amount
available  under  its  existing  secured  loan  facility  (previously
announced on  January  26,  2009)  from  US$11  million  to  US$12.35
million.   Under  the  terms  of  the  amended  loan  facility,   the
additional tranche  of  US$1.35  million will  be  available  to  the
company when certain conditions precedent  to that tranche have  been
met, which are the discharge of any liens other than permitted liens,
payment of certain lending  fees and expenses, and  that no event  of
default then exists.  Interest will be payable on this new tranche at
a rate of 1.25% per  month and the new  tranche will be repayable  on
June 30, 2010.

The  proceeds  of  the  loan  may  be  used  for  drilling,   project
management, project finance, development  cost, plant equipment,  and
up to US$500,000  in monthly  working capital  and general  corporate
purposes.

The company will file a material change report as soon as practicable
after issuing this press release. The material change report will  be
filed less than  21 days  prior to the  closing of  the amended  loan
agreement. The  timing  of the  material  change report  is,  in  the
company's view, both  necessary and reasonable  because the terms  of
the amended loan agreement were settled and approved by the company's
board of  directors and  the company  requires immediate  funding  to
maintain the schedule for its project at The Geysers Geothermal Field
and to satisfy current liabilities.

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;  the  South
Brawley geothermal  project in  Imperial County,  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

Certain statements  in  this press  release  contain  forward-looking
information within  the  meaning  of applicable  securities  laws  in
Canada  ("forward-looking  information").  The  words  "anticipates",
"believes", "budgets", "could", "estimates", "expects",  "forecasts",
"intends", "may", "might", "plans", "projects", "schedule", "should",
"will",  "would"  and  similar  expressions  are  often  intended  to
identify    forward-looking    information,    although    not    all
forward-looking information contains these identifying words.

The forward-looking information in  this press release includes,  but
is not limited to: the Company will file a material change report  as
soon as practicable after issuing this press release.

The forecasts  and  projections  that  make  up  the  forward-looking
information are  based  on assumptions  which  include, but  are  not
limited to:  the Company  is not  subjected to  any material  adverse
events  normally   associated  with   exploration,  development   and
production of  natural resources;  the Company  is not  subjected  to
additional  governmental  regulation  and  that  political  attitudes
towards geothermal production does not change; the Company is able to
remain  in  compliance  with  its  debt  obligations;  the  Company's
resource estimates are accurate; the Company's insurance is  adequate
and that  it does  not incur  any material  uninsured liability;  the
Company is able to comply with environmental regulations; the Company
has access to  suitable infrastructure; no  title defects affect  the
Company's properties;  the  Company  receives  necessary  permits  on
acceptable  terms;  no  material  new  competition;  no   significant
fluctuation in  currency  exchange  rates  and  interest  rates;  the
Company  is   able  to   access  additional   capital;  no   material
fluctuations in energy prices; continued access to the Company's  key
personnel; and, no conflicts of interest arise.

The forward-looking information  is subject  to risks,  uncertainties
and  other  factors  that  could  cause  actual  results  to   differ
materially from  historical results  or  results anticipated  by  the
forward-looking information. The factors which could cause results to
differ from current  expectations include,  but are  not limited  to:
risks  normally   associated   with  exploration,   development   and
production  of  natural  resources;  risks  relating  to   government
regulation; risks  relating to  indebtedness; risks  relating to  the
reliability  of  resource   estimates;  no   history  of   geothermal
production; insurance and  uninsured risks;  environmental risks  and
hazards; lack  of  access  to  required  infrastructure;  land  title
defects; risks  relating to  obtaining permits  on acceptable  terms;
competition; fluctuations  in currency  exchange rates  and  interest
rates; risks relating to raising additional capital; fluctuations  in
energy prices; reliance on key personnel; conflicts of interest; and,
other risks  described  in  the  Company's  Management  Discussion  &
Analysis and other continuous disclosure documents.

All forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in
its entirety  by this  cautionary  statement and,  except as  may  be
required by law, the  Company undertakes no  obligation to revise  or
update  any   forward-looking  information   as  a   result  of   new
information, future events or otherwise after the date hereof.

The TSX  Venture  Exchange does  not  accept responsibility  for  the
adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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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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