Design engineering is the fastest growing method of project delivery in the country. It’s not only popular among owners but is also becoming the method of choice for developers, contractors and design professionals. Besides being cost effective, design engineering creates a teamwork environment in which all parties work together to ensure success. This results in a higher level of quality and workmanship, a faster turnaround time, a more acute attention to detail and a lower risk of error.


  • CHP – Combined Heat and Power Plant
  • Substation
  • Control systems equipment and HVAC
  • HMI Human Machine Interface – graphical work stations using IFix – GE products
  • Renewable design and the install of solar, electric PV, solar thermal and wind
  • Energy consultation of both natural gas and electrical via Constellation
  • Generator optimization modeling in real time and day ahead pricing market
  • Equipment failure, accident investigation as a member of IENGA
  • Thermal equipment scans for both electrical and mechanical
  • Arc flash studies and coordination studies for electrical infrastructure


  • ICC licensed Renewable installer
  • P.E. licensed in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, Wisconsin
  • Past president of the MCA Midwest Cogeneration Association
  • Member and Board member of MCA
  • Member of ISPE and IEEE


professional inspections

To ensure the quality and effectiveness of your electrical systems, we now offer a variety of acceptance, discovery and maintenance tests. These professional inspections can be crucial in helping eliminate any dangers in your facility, thereby preventing potential injuries to yourself, your employees and your customers.

Our trained professionals also offer a variety of tests that serve more specific needs. For example, transformer testing can be crucial in determining the estimated life span of your machines, which can help you prevent costly failures. Our comprehensive transformer testing includes Doble power factor testing, oil-gas analyses, turns-ratio testing and polarization index tests. We also offer online monitoring, which offers you an advanced means of obtaining user power factor values without the need to shut down your system.

testing services

Ballard Engineering offers DC and AC High Potential testing, which is a necessity for new cable to ensure that it will not fail upon energizing. We also test automatic transfer switches using 100% rated load banks, Doble power factor testing, relay calibration and mechanical vibration analysis.

  • Cable Fault Locator
  • Circuit Breaker
  • EMF and MFI
  • Generator
  • Ground Fault System
  • Ground (Earth) Resistance
  • Infrared and Ultrasonic Surveys
  • Instrument Transformers (CT and PT)
  • Load Studies
  • Motors
  • Power Quality and Harmonics
  • Underground Cable Locator
  • UPS and Battery Systems


For over 30 years, Ballard Engineering has provided maintenance services to customers with onsite power systems, and mid to large electric service and infrastructure.

Our longstanding expertise and attention to detail provide a quick and efficient solution to any service or maintenance need.

We provide service and maintenance to the following:

  • Controls
  • Actuators
  • Sensors
  • VFD and HVAC Systems
  • Solar PV Installations
  • Inverters
  • Battery Systems