Yes, pellet stoves and corn stoves on the market today need electricity in order to work. If you want to run your corn stove during power outages, you will need to purchase a battery backup and inverter. These can be purchased at local retailers such as Best Buy and Circuit City, and many people in areas prone to bad winter storms and power outages find comfort in having a battery backup, even if it’s seldom needed.
Wondering how much electricity a pellet stove uses? Read, “How Much Electricity Does It Take to Run My Pellet Stove ?”