September 11, 2008 (Time: 2 hours, 17 minutes) CSPAN. Cyber Security Threats to the Electric Grid – 281056-1-DVD – House Energy and Commerce – 2008-09-11 – House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality. The Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on protecting the electric power grid from cybersecurity intrusions into computers controlling the electric system. Topics included the draft of a bill to provide a limited extension of federal authority to adopt protections and respond to cybersecurity emergencies affecting the bulk power system. Representative Jim Langevin was the first witness.