COMPLETION TESTING OF MC-7 INDICATES TEMPERATURES SIMILAR TO MC-6, WHICH HAS NOW HEATED TO 255 Celsius (491 Fahrenheit).

2/22/2005, 8:00 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
DATE: FEBRUARY 21, 2005 TRADING SYMBOLS TSX-V (Canada): WGP FRANKFURT: WE6.F NOTC: WGEO

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, February 21, 2005: (TSX.V: WGP -
Frankfurt: WE6.F - Oslo: NOTC: WGEO) Western GeoPower Corp., a
renewable energy development company, announces:

1) the successful completion of the second production-size Well MC-7
2) the results of a further static temperature and pressure survey of
Well MC-6
3) initiated the first stage of drilling MC-8, which has a target
depth of about 2,000 meters, with the installation of the conductor
pipe to a depth of 43 meters.

These wells and the ongoing environmental studies of the project site
and proposed transmission line routes form part of a feasibility
study to confirm the commercial viability of a planned $341 million,
100 megawatt electricity generating plant at the South Meager
Geothermal Project, 170 kilometers north of Vancouver.

MC-7: Completion Testing.
Well MC-7 was drilled in a northwesterly direction to a depth of
3,291 meters with no significant technical problems. The Company's
independent consultants, GeothermEx, Inc. of Richmond, California,
coordinated the initial well testing, and reported the well tests
indicated high temperatures similar to MC-6. Testing for productivity
potential will be conducted after the well temperatures have
stabilized.

As with MC-6, MC-7 was substantially cooled during drilling and by
the subsequent injection of cold water to displace the drilling mud
and test permeability. Consequently, the well will require several
weeks of heating before temperatures stabilize. The measured
temperature at the well bottom was approximately 216 Celsius (421
Fahrenheit); however, GeothermEx expects that, when the well has
fully recovered and temperatures have stabilized, substantially
higher temperatures will be evident for most of the well.

The temperature and pressure profiles, plus injection testing,
indicate that permeable zones are primarily evident between 900 and
1,500 meters and that with sustained injection, additional fractures
may be opened which would improve permeability and production
potential.

MC-6: New Temperature and Pressure Survey.

As was predicted by GeothermEx, Inc. at the time of the initial
testing of MC-6, a further static temperature and pressure survey,
undertaken at the time of the completion testing of MC-7, has
demonstrated substantial heating up over the entire well below 800
meters. Measured temperatures exceeded 215 Celsius (419 Fahrenheit)
at 800 meters, increasing to over 220 Celsius (428 Fahrenheit) to
1,000 meters to a maximum of 255 Celsius (491 Fahrenheit) at 2,600
meters; being the highest temperature measured at South Meager at
equivalent elevation, (relative to sea level).

MC-8: Continuation of the drilling program at South Meager.

The results of the initial testing of MC-7, which have demonstrated
similar temperature characteristics to MC-6, and the substantial
thermal recovery evidenced in MC-6 over the past two months, endorse
the independent consultants' support to continue with the drilling
program. As previously announced (News release 24th January 2005),
MC-6 and MC-7 will be flow tested and analyzed for production
capability once their temperatures have stabilized; it is anticipated
that flow-testing will be carried out in April.

Meanwhile, in order to maintain the resource development schedule and
project timeline, the company is proceeding with the third production
size well, MC-8 and has now completed the first stage of drilling
being the installation of the conductor pipe to 43 meters. On
completion of the current financing, Precision Drilling, which has
completed the first two production size wells, will drill MC-8 to a
projected target depth of about 2,000 meters.

Corporate Overview

Western GeoPower Corp. is dedicated to the development of its 100%
owned South Meager Geothermal Project, held under a geothermal lease
for the commercial generation of electricity. The project, located
170 kilometers north of Vancouver, B.C., is in close proximity to
Whistler, the location of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and is the
most advanced geothermal project in Canada. The Company currently is
conducting a feasibility study to confirm the commercial viability of
the South Meager Project to support an initial generation of 100
megawatts of electricity by 2007. The estimated development potential
is 200 megawatts of electricity, which is equivalent to the power
consumption of 160,000 households.

On behalf of Western GeoPower Corp.

"Kenneth MacLeod"
Kenneth MacLeod, President & CEO

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various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors
identified above and in the corporation's periodic filings with the
British Columbia Securities. Such information contained herein
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