An offshore wind farm in Scotland, that was fervently opposed by President Donald Trump a few years ago, has commenced operations.
Called the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), the plant produced power for the first time Sunday, its developer Vattenfall said in a statement Monday. Power from the first of 11 turbines to go live was successfully sent to the national grid, the Swedish power company added.
The EOWDC’s path to producing power has not been without difficulties. Its development was resolutely opposed by Trump — before his days in the Oval Office — whose Aberdeenshire golf course is situated around 3.5 kilometers from the facility. Via Twitter, Trump had previously described the wind farm as “ill-conceived,” “asinine” and “bird killing.”