Scituate’s numerous energy-efficiency goals have garnered the recognition of Governor Deval Patrick, who cited the town at a Green Communities Act ceremony May 30. According to a press release, Scituate was noted for leading the way in “green” energy and sustainable initiatives that earned it a Green Community designation. Among the projects: utilizing solar power, putting a wind turbine into operation, and entering into a $5.9 million energy-savings contract for systems improvements throughout the town. According to Town Administrator Patricia Vinchesi, the green initiatives are already paying off. Last month, the electrical bill was $26,000, but that doesn’t include a $44,000 credit from National Grid for power generated by the wind turbine. Along with the solar array, Scituate is expected to produce 100 to 110 percent of all its municipal electrical needs through clean energy.