By 2035, the German government plans to expand onshore and offshore wind farms, thereby more than doubling their capacity to 140 gigawatts. At the same time, conventional power plants are increasingly being shut down which presents a problem because power plants keep the grid stable. They do this by compensating for sudden increases or decreases in power consumption and feed-in so that there are no outages and our sockets always supply 230 volts. However, wind farms could provide a simpler, more environmentally friendly and cheaper solution for this task in the future.