The second phase covers three projects: First is the existing 10.5-megawatt Kingman Project, in which all turbines are now fully erected. The second is the existing 30-megawatt producing Mesa Project and the third is the 30-megawatt Yabucoa Solar Project, which has been granted a power purchase agreement.
The net equity position for Western Wind on these three (3) projects is US $152.8 million.
The total net equity position for Western Wind on the first two (2) phases is US $359.6 million. There are 58,710,383 shares issued and outstanding.
The final report covering the remaining assets will be available in due course. The delay regarding the second phase was caused by the extra time needed to fully evaluate all the costs associated with the Yabucoa Project in Puerto Rico.
Jeff Ciachurski, CEO of Western Wind Energy states "we are pleased to have engaged the services of DAI. DAI is a world class energy valuation firm that is highly respected by government agencies, banks, utilities and independent power companies for their comprehensive understanding of the entire spectrum of the energy business."
The Western Wind Board of Directors, management team and staff are prohibited from participating and selling into any prospective share buy-back program.
Western Wind is a mid-tier vertically integrated renewable energy production company that currently has by way of 100% direct ownership, over 500 wind turbines and 165 MW of net rated capacity in production or in construction, and a further 311 MW of priority expansion development assets in the States of California, Arizona and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. In addition the company has a 1,300 MW California Development Initiative.
Western Wind is in the business of owning and acquiring land sites, generation assets and technology for the production of electricity from wind and solar energy. Management of Western Wind includes individuals involved in the operations and ownership of utility scale wind energy facilities in California since 1981.