Chief Secretary Ancil Dennis, right, chats with the Cove Power Plant's manager Emile Baptiste during a tour of the plant on Thursday

Camille McEachnie

After persistent widespread power outages in Tobago over the past few weeks, Chief Secretary Ancil Dennis is calling on the T&T Electricity Commission (TTEC) to do better. Following a tour of the Cove Power plant on Thursday, Dennis said the situation cannot continue.

“The frequent power outages across Tobago are untenable,” Dennis said in a statement.

In the release from the Office of the Chief Secretary, Dennis said he toured the plant with Secretary of Settlements, Urban Renewal and Public Utilities Clarence Jacob, to understand how the plant works and to find “possible reasons for the outages being experienced across the island.”

He said not all the outages are from the plant as “others occur from different areas and for various reasons” and is calling for the situation be addressed immediately.

“The Chief Secretary is looking forward to a more reliable service from T&TEC in short order,” the release said.