Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said that it has commissioned the second transmission line from Benin to Onitsha in the country.

TCN said the new transmission line will further increase Nigeria’s grid stability and wheeling capacity, reported The Guardian.

The new line is expected to strengthen the country’s transmission grid, make it more robust and cut down recurring system collapses.

According to TCN, the line which has linked Benin and Onitsha transmission substations with a double circuit transmission line for the first time, will be able to carry an initial load of 131MW.

Transmission Company of Nigeria chief executive officer Olusola Akinniranye said the grid system will remain stable in the event of loss of one of the lines and will be able to wheel more power.

"This feat will further enhance the nation’s grid stability and wheeling capacity," Akinniranye added.

Akinniranye also said that Nigeria’s transmission grid will become more robust and stable, upon the completion of on-going Alaoji-Owerri – Onitsha, Alaoji-Ikot Ekpene -Ugwaji- New Haven and Ugwaji-Aliade-Makurdi-Jos, and Osogbo-Benin 330kV transmission lines projects.