Mr. Jonathan D. Hoopes, President and Chief Operating Officer of GreenHunter Energy, Inc. ( NYSE Amex:GRH), will present today at 2:45 PM Central Time to the San Diego Investment Conference (“SDIC”) West Coast Wall Street Conference being held at The Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach, California. Mr. Hoopes will also provide an update on the Company’s Total Water Management Solutions™ activity on the “Big Biz Show” today October 5 th, 2011 at 12:45 PM PDT. The broadcast will be available live, accessible online at http://www.businesstalkradio.net/weekday_host/bbs.shtml. About GreenHunter Water, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of GreenHunter Energy, Inc.) GreenHunter Water, LLC provides Total Water Management Solutions™ in the oilfield. An understanding that there is no single solution to E&P fluids management shapes GreenHunter’s technology-agnostic approach to services. In addition to licensing of and joint ventures with manufacturers of mobile water treatment systems, GreenHunter Water is expanding capacity of salt water disposal, temporary above-ground storage, hauling and fresh water logistics services – including 21st Century tracking technologies that allow Shale producers to optimize the efficiency of their water resource management and planning while complying with emerging regulations. Additional information about GreenHunter Water may be found at www.GreenHunterWater.com . Forward-Looking Statements Any statements in this press release about future expectations and prospects for GreenHunter Energy and its business and other statements containing the words “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “will” and similar expressions constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including the substantial capital expenditures required to fund its operations, the ability of the Company to implement its business plan, government regulation and competition. GreenHunter Energy undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the future. GreenHunter Energy is focused on water resource management in the oil and natural gas sector and the renewable energy sectors of wind, hydro, geothermal, solar, biofuels, and biomass power plants. Our assets consist of a residual interest in the future development of a wind energy project located in California and a biomass-fired power plant located near Imperial, California. Headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, GreenHunter Energy was formed to be the first publicly traded renewable energy company based in the U.S. that provides to investors a portfolio of diversified assets in the alternative energy sector. Additional information about GreenHunter Energy may be found at www.greenhunterenergy.com .