The Transmission Company of Nigeria on Thursday announced that the country’s power transmission capacity had increased by 600 megawatts after it recently energised the second Asaba-Benin 330kV transmission line.
In a statement issued by the company’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, the TCN said the newly energised Asaba-Benin transmission line would provide alternative source of energy to the 330kV transmission sub-station in Asaba, Delta State.
It said the line, which was completed and not put to use since October 22, 2016, was finally commissioned into service after its engineers completed the relay setting at the Asaba and Benin end of the transmission line.
She stated that energising the new transmission line would provide alternate route for power flow from Benin to Onitsha, and would assist in ensuring system stability, flexibility and redundancy on the line route.
However, the company pledged to continue to invest in the expansion of the country’s power grid, adding that it was also executing several transmission lines, transformers and new sub-station projects in many locations nationwide.