PT Xurya Daya Indonesia (Xurya) has signed a cooperation agreement with Ambri, a long-term energy storage provider based in the United States (USA), to supply Ambri’s Liquid Metal™ energy storage system in Indonesia and Singapore.
Ambri technology can increase the absorption of renewable energy by storing excess energy generated by intermittent sources such as Solar Power Plants (PLTS) and Wind Power Plants (PLTB).
Later, the stored energy can be used when needed, so as to maximize the use of new and renewable energy (EBT).
Through this partnership, Xurya will be responsible for introducing and marketing Ambri technology, providing technical support and providing after-sales services .
“This is an interesting collaboration with Xurya, considering that Indonesia has enormous potential and growth in renewable energy,” said Adam Briggs, Ambri’s Chief Commercial Officer in a press statement, Wednesday (31/8).
“We are proud to be able to support Indonesia and Singapore in maximizing the use of new and sustainable energy through Ambri’s energy storage technology,” said Adam Briggs.
Different from other utility-scale energy storage technologies such as Hydroelectric dams, Ambri’s Liquid Metal™ battery technology will fundamentally change the way power grids operate by increasing the contribution of renewable energy sources and reducing the need to build conventional power plants.
Dr. N. Edwin Widjonarko, Co-Founder & Director of Technology Xurya said, “We believe that Ambri is the right solution in providing Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) technology for utility scale in Indonesia.”
“This cutting-edge technology can be one of the keys in the electricity modernization process towards the transition to new and renewable energy (EBT),” explained Edwin.
Ambri technology is highly reliable for electrical systems, as it is designed and built specifically for daily energy cycles – even in harsh and extreme environments – and has a long life span of more than 20 years, with minimal capacity loss.
In addition to reliability, the Ambri system is also very safe operationally because it is unlikely to produce any gas, and it is impossible to experience “thermal runaway” which is often a risk for Lithium-based batteries.
“Through this collaboration, we hope that AMBRI technology can later be widely used in various islands in Indonesia to optimize the use of Indonesia’s abundant renewable energy resources, and thus support the success of Indonesia’s energy transition process.” close Edwin.