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Announces Acting Chairman

posted on Apr 13, 2009 03:21PM
April 13, 2009
Western GeoPower Announces Acting Chairman
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 13, 2009) - Western GeoPower Corp., (TSX VENTURE:WGP) (FRANKFURT:WE6) a renewable energy company, today announced the appointment of John Copeland as Acting Chairman of the Board of Directors of Western GeoPower.

"I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and senior management of Western GeoPower during this transitional period as the company moves from the development phase to construction and production at the Western GeoPower Unit 1 geothermal power plant located in The Geysers Field in California" said John Copeland.

John Copeland has been a director of Western GeoPower since 2003, and is Chairperson of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Mr. Copeland has 40 years experience as a life insurance agent and financial advisor and previously owned a general insurance agency for a number of years. Mr. Copeland was educated in Economics at the University of Manitoba. Through Mr. Copeland's efforts in the insurance industry, he has qualified for the "Top of the Million Dollar Round Table", a designation achieved by fewer than 250 individuals in the world. He has served on numerous corporate boards and has been involved in the raising of several hundred million dollars of corporate funding over the years.

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, President & CEO
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