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Tuesday 02 September, 2008

Western GeoPower Corp.

FIRST TWO GEYSERS WELLS DEMONSTRATE 12.6 MW INI...



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                            NEWS RELEASE

DATE: SEPTEMBER 2,
2008
           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

    FIRST TWO GEYSERS WELLS DEMONSTRATE 12.6 MW INITIAL CAPACITY
VANCOUVER, Canada, September  2, 2008, TSX  Venture Exchange  Trading
Symbol: WGP - Western GeoPower Corp., a renewable energy  development
company, today announced that testing of well WGP-2 at the  Company's
Unit 1  project at  The Geysers  Geothermal Field  in California  has
confirmed that the well  is a producer, with  an initial capacity  of
2.6 MW (gross). Together with the flow rate of approximately  161,000
lb/hr (73,028 kg/hr) demonstrated by  well WGP-1 as announced May  6,
2008, the  first  two wells  together  have an  initial  capacity  of
203,500 lb/hr (92,306 kg/hr) of steam, representing 12.6 MW  (gross).
The wells will  supply steam to  the 35 MWe  Western GeoPower Unit  1
plant, projected to start commercial operations in early 2010.
Well WGP-2 was directionally drilled  to the north-north-east of  the
pad to a total depth of 9,935 feet (3,028 m). A rig test carried  out
by independent consultants GeothermEx, Inc. demonstrated an  initial,
unstabilized steam flow rate of about 42,500 lb/hr (19,300 kg/hr)  at
the design flowing  wellhead pressure of  approximately 80 psia.  The
rig has been moved to the Filley leasehold and has commenced drilling
well WGP-3  which has  been designed  to intersect  known  productive
zones to the north of the  pad. Completion of WGP-3 is projected  for
November.
"We are  pleased to  report  that the  combined productivity  of  the
initial two  wells exceeds  our earlier  expectations," said  Kenneth
MacLeod, President and Chief  Executive Officer of Western  GeoPower.
"Current projections call for the drilling of four to six  additional
production wells and one injector  well, scheduled for completion  in
late 2009."
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 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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Western GeoPower Corp.
837 West Hastings Street Suite 411 Vancouver, 
BC<br>V6C 3N6 Canada

WKN: 254049; ISIN: CA95827Q1037; 
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