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Thursday 25 June, 2009

Western GeoPower Corp.

WESTERN GEOPOWER WELCOMES NEW DIRECTORS DARYL S...



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                            NEWS RELEASE


DATE:  June 25, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



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



  WESTERN GEOPOWER WELCOMES NEW DIRECTORS DARYL S. CLARK AND HARRY
                               KNUTSON

VANCOUVER, Canada, June 25, 2009, TSX Venture Exchange Trading
Symbol: WGP - Western GeoPower Corp., a renewable energy company, is
pleased to announce the election of Daryl S. Clark of Plantation,
Florida, and Mr. Harry Knutson of Vancouver, BC at the company's
Annual General and Special Meeting held June 24, 2009. Kenneth
MacLeod, Gudmundur Sigurjonsson and Domenic Falcone were re-elected
to the Board. Mr. Clark has also been appointed Chairman of the
Board.

 Mr. Knutson is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and the founder of
Nova Bancorp Group and has been responsible for the growth and
performance of the diversified wealth management firm since its
inception in 1982. He was Chairman of Montreal-based StrategicNova
Inc. from 1998 to 2002 and, prior to establishing Nova Bancorp Group,
he was President of a mid-sized trust company.  Mr. Knutson also
served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of a real
estate investment trust and President of a conglomerate active in the
food, sports and real estate industries. Mr. Knutson was instrumental
in the reorganization of Bonavista Petroleum Ltd. in 1997, and
continues as an active director on the board of Bonavista Energy
Trust. He is also a board member of a number of junior oil and gas
and related industry companies, and has received the Canadian
Chartered Director designation from The Directors College of McMaster
University.

Mr. Clark is currently the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
and member of the board of South Asia Energy Management Systems
("South Asia"), a California corporation. South Asia undertakes the
development, construction, acquisition, ownership and long term
operation of hydro-electric and other renewable energy projects in
various international markets. Prior to joining South Asia, from 2002
to 2007 Mr. Clark was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for
Peachtree Settlement Funding, a specialty factoring firm.  Mr. Clark
was instrumental in leading Peachtree during a period of time in
which its revenues grew from $20 million to $180 million annually.
 In addition, Mr. Clark currently serves on the Board of Directors of
Canadian Phoenix Resources Corporation which is a publicly-traded
junior oil and gas exploration, development and production company
with operations in Western Canada. Mr. Clark has a master's degree in
business administration from the University of Miami and a bachelor's
degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida.

"The new directors bring significant project finance experience to
the Board of Western GeoPower," said Kenneth MacLeod, President & CEO
of Western GeoPower Corp. "This will be of considerable value as the
company enters the project financing phase for our Geysers project in
California."

John Copeland and Thomas Drolet did not stand for reelection to the
Board of Directors at the Annual General and Special Meeting. "The
Board appreciates the contributions made by both Mr. Copeland and Mr.
Drolet in advancing the interests of the company over recent years,"
said Kenneth MacLeod. "We look forward to working with Mr. Drolet in
his ongoing role as CEO of our California subsidiary, Western
GeoPower, Inc."

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 Sonoma County, 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 project finance experience  of the new  board
members will  be of  considerable  value as  the company  enters  the
project financing phase for our Geysers project in California.
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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Nicole Robson - Marketing and Media: Office (604) 662-3338 or
US/Canada Toll Free: 1-866-662-3322, email: [email protected] Investor
Relations: [email protected]


 
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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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