President Asif Ali Zardari has urged the textile industry to generate electricity through small power projects (SPPs) to save the industry from a total collapse due to ongoing loadshedding.

Reliance on wind power to overcome power shortage is next to impossible because of its highest installation cost and lowest availability factor comparing with other power generation avenues.

Director General (Management and Conservation) of Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pepco) Tahir Basharat Cheema said on Friday highly obsolete machinery installed at factories was resulting in inefficient consumption of energy in the Pakistan.