Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) has inaugurated the first unit (65 MW) of the 195 MW Kashang HEP in Kinnaur district. The project work was initiated in 2009; however, it got delayed owing to opposition by local residents and environmental clearance issues. Rehabilitation and resettlement payment to the tune of Rs 9 million has been made to the project-affected people. In a related development, HPPCL has inaugurated the 100 MW Sainj HEP in Kullu. The Rs 8 billion run-of-river project has been funded by the Asian Development Bank and is expected to generate 322 MUs of electricity annually.