A week after customer outcry and a public thrashing from the mayor, United Illuminating has withdrawn a request to reopen its rate hike case.

As recently as last week, UI was publicly pressing for state permission to boost shareholder profits—a request that would likely have led to a rate hike for customers down the line.

Monday, the company quietly withdrew its request in a letter to the state Department of Public Utility Control. Click here to read the letter of withdrawal, which offers no explanation. And here to continue reading Melissa’s report.